Acer to extend its virtual reality offerings
Vendor moves to support Windows Holographic Platform starting in Q1 2017
PC maker Acer, has announced that it will offer virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) capable of mixed reality through the Windows 10 Creators Update in 2017.
Adding to the current portfolio comprising of the professional and location-based entertainment StarVR developed jointly with Starbreeze, Acer is now able to provide a comprehensive VR offering for all kinds of customers, ranging from top-of-the-line, cinema grade HMDs, extending to accessible headsets enabled by the Windows Holographic Platform, and VR-Ready PCs and platforms to power them all.
The new headsets are expected to ship in the first quarter, and prices will start at $299 (AED1,170). The new HMDs will work with affordable laptops and PCs and is designed to enable progressive computing experiences and accelerate the adoption of new and intuitive ways to interact with the world.
The lightweight HMDs include a built-in camera for mixed reality applications, and supports high resolutions of up to 1440x1440 for each eye, with built-in sensors capable of inside-out, six-degrees of freedom (DoF) positional tracking for simplified set-up and to allow users to move more freely around while using the device.