Acer’s New Windows Mixed Reality Headset
The virtual reality market has been quietly moving toward the next generation of flagship headsets. Global PC maker Acer launched its Mixed Reality headset which relies on Microsoft’s Mixed Reality ecosystem, first in US on October 17 as part of the Fall Creator’s Update for Windows 10. [ip:”IN”]The company hasn’t disclosed the price of the device yet in INDIA, and [/ip] it is available at the market for 399 $(Basic model 299$), and in UK at £ 399.99.
Look: The Acer Mixed Reality (AH101) is glossy Royal Blue with just a few black accents. It’s nice to see. A black strip of plastic sits in the middle, sandwiched by Logos for Acer and Windows Mixed Reality. It has Air vents back along the face mask at the top and bottom which help keep you cool during long sessions. The adjustable, double-padded headband is made of black-matte plastic with blue head buckle set in the centre. The headset interior has removable foam padding to keep it smooth.
Detailed view: The headset comes witheverything you need to get started – two touch controllers, the headset. The headset features inside-out tracking (Inside-Out Tracking uses device integrated two front-mounted sensors (or tracking cameras) to watch the world around the headset and automatically change its perspective of the outside world without needing to install any additional sensors in the room
Six degrees of freedom (6DoF): that is, In Windows mixed Reality, the body is free to move forward/back, up/down, left/right, pitch, yaw, and roll, and access to over 20,000 universal Windows Apps, where the adventures you can experience are vast.
The headset also enables customers to interact with software using gesture, gaze and voice, while also having the option to use traditional inputs like mice, keyboards and controllers. The headset comes with a 13-foot cable, allowing a wide range movement, and connects to a PC via HDMI 2.0, while a USB 3.0 connector downloads data.
The two front-hinged 2.89-inch high-resolution LCD provide a wide 95-degree field of view .It features a maximum resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 with a refresh rate of 90Hz delivers claim to offer clear and realistic images for an mixed reality experience.
- Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
- 89” diagonal display size (x2)
- Front hinged display, so you can flip the headset up while working
- Up to 105 degrees horizontal field of view
- Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
- Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
- Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
- Inside-out tracking
- 4.00m cable
Minimum PC requirements:
- Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
- 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 with Hyper-Threading (notebooks) or 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 (desktop)
- NVIDIA GTX 965M or greater, or AMD RX 460™ or greater
- HDMI 1.4 or HDMI 2.0 port support
- 8 GB RAM
- USB 3.0 Port
Microsoft always updates the compatibility. Thus to check for your system compatibility run Windows Mixed Reality PC Check App (https://aka.ms/mrcheck) by clicking this link https://aka.ms/mrcheck
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, at an event last month, said that Mixed Reality is one of the three path-breaking technologies that are expected to shape the world in the coming years.
So, Get ready to immerse yourself in a whole new world with the Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset and controller bundle.