Acer's take on a VR headset comes at a reasonable price

Subject: General Tech | August 2, 2017 - 12:55 PM |
Tagged: AR, acer

Acer's new mixed reality headset, is now available from the Microsoft Store.  The $300 price tag compares extremely favourably to the $3000 Hololens that Microsoft is selling.  The two headsets will both run on Windows Holographic and will have steep hardware requirements.  Acer recommends a Ryzen 8 1700 or Core i7 paired with at least an RX 480 or GTX 980 and 16GB of RAM.  The headset will not be able to overlay virtual images over real objects, hence the mixed reality moniker, rather it will be somewhat like a VR environment to work in.  Drop by The Inquirer for a peek.

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"The headset we tested in prototype last month is available to anyone looking to build content for it, for $300 a squirt. It had been made available in private beta to some devs back in April but now it's in the Microsoft Store."

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August 2, 2017 | 01:05 PM - Posted by jclx86

The gtx 1090 isn't a thing unless it is then I want to know more about it.

August 2, 2017 | 01:05 PM - Posted by War2Good (not verified)

Whats a GTX 1090? Any inside information?

August 2, 2017 | 01:09 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

its what happens when my fingers are going for  a 980 and my brain a 1080

August 2, 2017 | 01:38 PM - Posted by collie

It's the perfect video card to pair with a Ryzen 8 cpu.

August 3, 2017 | 12:21 AM - Posted by James

Where do I get one of those?

August 2, 2017 | 03:53 PM - Posted by pessimistic_observer (not verified)

acer's recommended specs are significantly hire than windows mixed reality hub on windows 10

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