The TechRadar article did seem to me a little too casually optimistic, in the same way as some write-up that’s relying too much on PRs and too little on actual facts, in order to drum up interest. OTOH it presents, concisely, a list of options, and can still work as an overview and starting point, if not as a solid base for decision making.
With that said, even the TechRadar article points out, although without stressing it too heavily, that these headsets are not exactly meant to power VR games at the same level as the Vive and Oculus, specifically mentioning a “mobile level”.
They’re bringing the entry-level price for HMDs down, but it’s still far from saying, just buy this thing and you can do all the VR you want.
OTOH they’re called “Mixed Reality”, emphasis on Mixed rather than Virtual: that’s why the basic hardware requirements are so much lower than those of VR.
Until things get to a point where something that is functionally like the Hololens exists and is readily available at mainstream prices, VR stll is stuck in the Early Adopter stage.
When I say functionally, I mean not necessarily a self-contained PC, but rather something that you pick up from a drawer, switch on and start playing VR games, regardless of the actual underlying technicalities, and without requiring a special, high-end gaming PC and having to face all sorts of clunkiness.