Acer Windows Mixed Reality VR Rolling Out To Rival HTC Vive

Microsoft HoloLens is targetted for commercial use and the Windows Mixed Reality headset will be for gaming. This is the software companys goal and is relying on the good relationship with PC vendors to realise the project.

Announced last year, Microsoft together with Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 3Glasses will be offering a range of headsets that can be paired with the Windows Mixed Reality-ready PC which will offer VR experience without cables. Unlike HTC Vive, the set up will not require external trackers or sensors in the wall, just plug and play.

Getting the ball rolling, Acer will be the first to deploy the kit and will be giving units to developers to start buiding applications for the Windows based program. The kits will include the Acer headset, along with documentation and access to Windows 10 Insider preview builds and the software development kit (SDK) to enable developers to build mixed reality applications.

  • Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
  • 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

There are currently more than 20,000 Universal Windows applications, including mixed reality apps and games in the store that can be streamed over Xbox games and Windows 10 PC.

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