Microsoft has this week made available the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition which is now available to purchase price to $299 and comes equipped with two high-resolution liquid crystal displays providing users with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels.
The new headset is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and offers an affordable alternative to the Microsoft HoloLens development edition kit which is priced at an eye watering $3,000.
Specifications of the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition include:
• Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
• 2.89” diagonal display size (x2)
• Front hinged display
• 95 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
Microsoft explained more about the applications of the mixed reality headset :
Immersive experiences are in high demand. And mixed reality is going to be accessible to many more users in the near future. The upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will pair out-of-box with Windows Mixed Reality-ready PCs. Create the thrilling mixed reality experiences that can reach the masses. Windows Mixed Reality apps and games will run on a broad range of PCs and headsets, expanding consumer choice and accelerating adoption.
Windows Mixed Reality experiences allow a variety of inputs such as advanced motion controllers, gamepads, mice, keyboards, as well as the power of gaze and voice. Windows Mixed Reality headsets and motion controllers give you the freedom to create the content you imagine with full rotational and positional tracking built into the headset.
To order and full specifications and more details on the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition headset jump over to the official Microsoft store via the link below.
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