Where to buy Meta Quest Pro: release date, prices, specs

How and when to get your hands on the premium VR headset

Where to buy Meta Quest Pro

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If you’re a fan of VR then knowing where to buy Meta Quest Pro is something you should keep in mind. Fortunately, the latest in wires-free virtual reality will be with us sooner rather than later. We’re showing you everything we know about the upcoming market-leader successor from price, specs, availability at retailers, and more.

The advanced headset is geared toward enthusiasts. If that’s you then we’re showing you where to buy Meta Quest Pro. Without question, it’s the brand’s most robust bit of kit yet, with a full suite of features aimed at power users. It doesn’t come cheap though, and below, we’ll touch upon the performance and who can make the most of the gear below.

Meta Quest Pro release date

The Meta Quest Pro release date is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25. At the of writing, that’s tomorrow, meaning you really won’t have to wait long if you want to be an early adopter. Pre-orders are currently live direct through Meta itself, with some retailers offering landing/pre-order pages for the high-end device, too, in the US and the UK.

Meta Quest Pro price

The Meta Quest Pro carries an MSRP of $1,499 / £1,499 making it one of the most expensive consumer-grade VR headsets up there with the Valve Index. In terms of how it compares to the previous model, the Meta Quest 2, this new device is around $1,000 / £1,000 more. It’s a premium product in every sense of the word, and below, we’ve compared it to other models.

Where to pre-order Meta Quest Pro

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The Meta Quest Pro headset. (Source: Meta)

Meta Quest Pro Specs

The Meta Quest Pro is the most advanced headset that the company has ever built, and that’s reflected in its technical prowess. You’re looking at ten advanced VR/MR sensors, a Snapdragon XR2+ processor, 12GB RAM, and 256GB storage. It’s certainly got a lot going on under the hood. 

Now, all that power wouldn’t mean much if the lenses were sub-par. Fortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case as this model utilizes VR LCD panels, which the company has dubbed its ‘patented pancake lens and optics technology. The claims are that the Meta Quest Pro features 37% greater pixels-per-inch and a 1.3X larger color gamut than the previous model.

It’s not just the headset that’s seen a bump up either, as the controllers are far more capable than previous iterations in the line. You’ll find three cameras and a Snapdragon 662 mobile processor in each one. This is used for more accurate 360-degree motion detection in-game. There’s also TruTouch haptic feedback for more immersive feeling responsiveness.

Meta Quest ProValve IndexMeta Quest 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+N/A (Requires PC) Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2
1800 x 1920 per eye (dual LCD)1440 x 1600 per eye1832 x 1920 per eye
90 Hz80/90/120/144Hz90 Hz
12 GB RAM N/A 6 GB RAM
256 GB Storage N/A 256 GB Storage
Here’s how the Meta Quest Pro compares to the Meta Quest 2 and Valve Index

Is the Meta Quest Pro a gaming headset?

While the main push from the company has focused on productivity, the Meta Quest Pro is also a dedicated gaming headset. You’ll be able to play any supported standalone titles on this headset model and enjoy the advanced new controllers and significantly better screens here, too.

Is the Meta Quest Pro wireless?

Much like the previous models, the Meta Quest Pro is fully wireless and contains its own processor, RAM, and dedicated storage. The platform is a mixture of VR and augmented reality, so cutting the cord gives you more freedom to roam around in open spaces rather than being tied down to lengthy USBs.

Is the Meta Quest Pro backward compatible?

The brand has confirmed that all Meta Quest 2 content, including games and software, is fully playable on the new model. If you’re someone with an existing library or want to upgrade, then everything should work just fine. Post-release, there may be exclusive games out on the Pro model that are not compatible with the cheaper, older variant.