Why is the Pro so much more expensive

Bulletz86
Explorer

Why is the Pro so much more expensive

Simple question, can anyone tell me what is in the Vive Pro that makes it cost approx $500 more than the original Vive? Is there some RAM hiding in there, or a CPU or a GPU? Is there gold involved in the manufacturing process somehow? From what I can tell it just has headphones, an extra camera, and upgraded screens. Am I missing something else?

 

The Samsung Odyssey reportedly has the same screens, built-in headphones, and includes controllers for $499. What makes the Vive Pro cost almost twice that for the headset alone?

 

https://www.windowscentral.com/htc-vive-pro-vs-samsung-odyssey

Se7en11
Architect

Re: Why is the Pro so much more expensive

Because HTC employ magic fairies that sprinkle their magic fairy dust into the making of the units. 
They then give each or the Pro's a Sweet little Kiss. 

Fairy dust and Lip balm for the fairies costs a lot of money. 
And that's the reason the Pro costs so much. 

Se7enVR
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Bulletz86
Explorer

Re: Why is the Pro so much more expensive

I have a different theory. It goes like this: HTC sold its cell phone divison to Google and lost most of it's work force. They are desperate for any sort of success and instead of trying to sell a large quantity of Pro's at a fair profit, decided to try to sell a much smaller amount at a ridiculous profit. 

 

My daughter says it's better to sell 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies at $5 each = $500 than 10 boxes at $20 each = $200. If even she gets this at 8 years old why does HTC not? It's basic math. She also laughed and said no one will pay $20 for a box of cookies. Lmao I rest my case.

KingRangnar
Constructor

Re: Why is the Pro so much more expensive

@Bulletz86

Wrong again ! The example with the cookies it's not even close to be compared in this situation, but for the sake of the argument, let's say you have Bio Cookies for 20$ a box... are you still sure no one's gonna buy it ? Now days ... I rest my case