Best overall

XPS Tower Special Edition

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Available with up to a seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7700K processor (CPU) with a clock speed up to 4.2GHz, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB solid-state drive (SSD) coupled with a 2TB hard-disk drive (HDD), this PC is a real performer. To handle your VR needs, you can choose from either an NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card (GPU) with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM or a GTX 1080 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Fan of AMD hardware? Grab instead a Radeon RX 580 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Configurations start at about $1,050.

Bottom line: The best PC for VR from Dell is the XPS Tower Special Edition.

One more thing: Plenty of ports, including seven USB-A 3.0 ports, let you connect everything required for a full VR experience.

Why the XPS Tower Special Edition is the best Dell PC for VR

Plenty of configurations are available so that you can find a perfect combination of performance and price.

When it comes to Dell PCs for VR, every XPS Tower Special Edition configuration is a suitable option. Starting at $1,050, you can get a powerful AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM, and Intel Core i5-7400 CPU, and 8GB of DDR4 RAM.

The specs only ramp up from there, including an NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU, Intel Core i7-7700K CPU, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Everything is contained in a svelte silver case, and there are a ton of ports available: Seven USB-A 3.0, one USB-A 3.1, two USB-A 2.0, one USB-C 3.1, one HDMI, one DisplayPort, one Ethernet, and an SD card reader.

You'll have no problem hooking your VR system up, and there's more than enough power here to power your games.

Best budget

Inspiron Gaming Desktop

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The new Inspiron Gaming PC from Dell doesn't cost as much as other options, yet it is a real performer. The cheapest VR configuration (about $850) has an AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU with a clock speed up to 3.4GHz, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB HDD, and an AMD Radeon RX 570 with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

Need top performance? Choose an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256GB SSD coupled with a 2TB HDD, and an AMD Radeon RX 580 with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

Bottom line: The best budget Dell PC for VR is the Inspiron Gaming Desktop.

One more thing: Add liquid cooling a LED lighting for an extra $100.

Best AMD All-in-one

Inspiron 27 7000 AiO

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Dell's refreshed line of all-in-one PCs now have enough power to also run VR. If you're a fan of AMD, you'll want to check out the Inspiron 27 7000. Grab a 27-inch, 4K display for when you aren't in VR, and get inside up to an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 with a clock speed up to 3.7GHz, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256GB SSD coupled with a 1TB HDD, and an AMD Radeon RX 580 with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM. This is more than enough power to run VR, all contained in a neat package. Configurations start at about $950.

Bottom line: The best all-in-one Dell PC with AMD hardware is the Inspiron 27 7000.

One more thing: If 4K is a bit too much, you can also choose a 27-inch, 1080p display.

Best Intel All-in-one

XPS 27 AiO

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Love Intel CPUs and love the idea of an all-in-one PC? The XPS 27 is likely right up your alley. Get up to an Intel Core i7-7700 CPU with a clock speed up to 3.6GHz, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD, and an AMD RX 570 with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

The 27-inch touch display is only available in a 4K resolution, and there is a row of LOUD speakers along the bottom of the unit. VR-ready configurations start at about $1,900.

Bottom line: The XPS 27 is the best Dell all-in-one PC with an Intel CPU.

One more thing: Plenty of ports allow you to easily connect your VR setup.

Conclusion

For the best overall Dell PC, have a look at the XPS Tower Special Edition. Need something on the cheap? The Inspiron Gaming Desktop is a great option. As far as all-in-one PCs go, the Inspiron 27 7000 is the best AMD option, and the XPS 27 is the best Intel option.

Best overall

XPS Tower Special Edition

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Available with up to a seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7700K processor (CPU) with a clock speed up to 4.2GHz, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB solid-state drive (SSD) coupled with a 2TB hard-disk drive (HDD), this PC is a real performer. To handle your VR needs, you can choose from either an NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card (GPU) with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM or a GTX 1080 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Fan of AMD hardware? Grab instead a Radeon RX 580 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Configurations start at about $1,050.

Bottom line: The best PC for VR from Dell is the XPS Tower Special Edition.

One more thing: Plenty of ports, including seven USB-A 3.0 ports, let you connect everything required for a full VR experience.

Updated August 15, 2017: We've refreshed this list with a bunch of new options for best Dell PCs for VR.