Microsoft intends to push ahead with the development in the mixed reality area, continuing this year with what has been announced and started last year. To do so, partners such as Dell, Lenovo, ASUS and HP have been actively involved in the boat, with the aim of bringing appropriate headsets at a reasonable price in the shops.
According to Microsoft’s conceptions, models should therefore be offered which are technically close to the HoloLens, but should be available for a much smaller price. In Redmond, it was thought that the fun should start at about 300 dollars. Now Acer and Microsoft announced that the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset was the first HMD (Head-Mounted Display) to be completed and can be delivered to developers this month in the Developer Edition. We also present a picture of these glasses:
In contrast to HoloLens, these cheaper MR glasses are connected to a computer, in the case of the Acer headset via HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 cable (data) connected to the computer. Microsoft informs in a blog post about that in these glasses two transparent displays with a resolution of 1,440 × 1,440 pixels are to be found, which work with an image refresh rate of 90 Hz. An appropriate 3.5 mm jack is provided for the audio headset.
Together with the SDK, Acer’s eyeglasses are expected to arrive at the first developers this month, and as it is said, the Xbox One Scorpio is also supported and corresponding developers can show their interest in ID @ Xbox. Alternatively, developers can get information about Windows Mixed Reality.
We may well be curious about what will soon be in the shops, when it will be so far and, of course, also what the individual offers on the pan and at what price. Acer at least makes the start with his headset and puts them in the hands of hopefully creative developers.