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HTC Vive vs HTC Vive Pro

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August 13, 2019

HTC Vive Pro vs HTC Vive: Side-by-Side Comparison

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PROS
  • Significantly less expensive than HTC Vive Pro. Best price after discounts is currently $479.99 (view deals) compared to $823.50 for HTC Vive Pro (view deals).
  • Significantly better console compatibility than HTC Vive Pro
CONS
  • No significant cons
PROS
  • No significant advantages
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  • No significant cons
HTC Vive vs. HTC Vive Pro: Side-by-Side Comparison
Winner
HTC Vive
Criteria
HTC Vive Pro
Winner
4.6
Overall Score
Overall Score
3.1
Overall Score
4.8 stars – View deals >
Pricing
-2.5 stars – View deals >
3.0 stars – 1 review
Connection Type
3.0 stars – 1 review
5.0 stars – 1 review
Console Compatibility
3.0 stars – 1 review
HTC Vive
$526.93 $479.99
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HTC Vive Pro
$1246.70 $823.50
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HTC Vive vs. HTC Vive Pro: Comparison Details

Best Connection Type – Tie
3.0 stars

Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from HTC Vive's website, HTC Vive performs average to better than average in terms of connection type compared to other virtual reality brands.

Based on a review posted on t3.com, HTC Vive was rated as fairly average for connection type relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. From this review:

The Vive headset, two Kinect-style motion-tracking cameras with a very long sync cable (though they can be used wirelessly, at least in theory), a control box for running power, USB and HDMI to the headset, two slighly Wii-esque controllers, and wall mounts for the motion trackers. You get all the necessary power and charging cables, but no video cable for plugging in to your PC.

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Last reviewed August 4, 2019. Read all 2 headset type reviews.

3.0 stars

Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from HTC Vive Pro's website, HTC Vive Pro performs average to better than average in terms of connection type compared to other virtual reality brands.

Based on a review posted on tomsguide.com, HTC Vive Pro was rated as fairly average for connection type relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. From this review:

Setting up the Vive Pro is still as labor intensive as the original Vive is, but HTC is has eliminated a few of the hassles. The HTC Link, the small box that connects the headset to your PC has undergone some major streamlining. The box got rid of the USB 3.0, HDMI and power ports required to plug in the Vive in favor of a single proprietary port. However, the part of the box that connects to the PC has ports for a USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, HDMI and power.

Based on a review posted on whatvr.co, HTC Vive Pro was rated as fairly average for connection type relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

Requires a wired connection via HDMI and USB 3.0. However, a wireless adapter is available.

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Last reviewed August 9, 2019. Read all 2 headset type reviews.

HTC Vive
$526.93 $479.99
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HTC Vive Pro
$1246.70 $823.50
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Best Console Compatibility – Winner: HTC Vive
5.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from HTC Vive's website, HTC Vive performs very well in terms of console compatibility relative to other virtual reality brands.

The review site trustedreviews.com gives HTC Vive excellent ratings for console compatibility in a review posted on its website. From this review:

Before you start doing anything, it’s worth making sure that your gaming PC is powerful enough to run the HTC Vive. Its minimum system requirements are a touch lighter than the Oculus Rift’s, but you’ll still need a good graphics card and a recent processor.

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Last reviewed August 13, 2019. Read all 2 system compatibility reviews.

3.0 stars

Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from HTC Vive Pro's website, HTC Vive Pro performs average to better than average in terms of console compatibility compared to other virtual reality brands.

Based on a review posted on trustedreviews.com, HTC Vive Pro was rated as fairly average for console compatibility relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

The small control box that plugs into your PC now has just a single cable connecting to the headset, and the Vive’s setup software does a good job of walking you through the entire process.

Based on a review posted on tomsguide.com, HTC Vive Pro was rated as fairly average for console compatibility relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

Setting up the Vive Pro is still as labor intensive as the original Vive is, but HTC is has eliminated a few of the hassles. The HTC Link, the small box that connects the headset to your PC has undergone some major streamlining. The box got rid of the USB 3.0, HDMI and power ports required to plug in the Vive in favor of a single proprietary port. However, the part of the box that connects to the PC has ports for a USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, HDMI and power.

Based on a review posted on techgearlab.com, HTC Vive Pro was rated as fairly average for console compatibility relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

you can also hook up an Xbox or PlayStation Controller to the PC if you don't want to rely on the motion tracking and want a more tactile interface. There aren't any buttons on the headset itself, but we definitely didn't feel that we needed them.

Learn more at the company's website.

You can also check out the top 10 virtual reality brands for console compatibility, or the overall best-performing virtual reality brands on our main review grid.

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Last reviewed August 9, 2019. Read all 2 system compatibility reviews.

HTC Vive
$526.93 $479.99
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HTC Vive Pro
$1246.70 $823.50
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