Acer Becomes First Manufacturer to Launch a Mixed Reality Headset in India With Windows MR Release

  • 11 December 2017
  • Jermaine Wright

In collaboration with Microsoft, Acer has launched a Windows Mixed Reality headset for the Indian market, becoming the first manufacturer to launch a Mixed Reality (MR) headset in India

The headset promises to offer a blend of features from the worlds of both Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) rolled into one single platform.

The base model starts at $299 while an upgraded variant, which has a bundled pair of wireless controllers, is available for $399 in the US market.

The Taiwanese PC maker is yet to announce the India price of the headset.

The Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset 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.

A Windows Mixed Reality-ready PC is required to use the headset, which installs required software automatically on a compatible system.

With a resolution of 1440×1440 and a refresh rate of 90Hz on the two front-hinged 2.89-inch high-resolution LCD panels that offer a 95-degree field of view, the headset claim to offer an immersive VR experience.

It comes with a 13-foot cable and offers connectivity ports including an HDMI 2.0 port and a USB 3.0 port.

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality (MR) devices compete against VR headsets such as Oculus VR, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR, among others

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