Acer and HP’s Mixed Reality headsets are available to pre-order

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Developers now have the possibility of pre-ordering the HP and Acer Developer Edition Mixed Reality headsets from the Microsoft Store in the USA and Canada. Both headsets will ship in August 2017 and feature state-of-the-art, inside-out tracking so users don’t need to set up external cameras or IR emitters for an immersive experience.

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition

The device is priced at $329 and features the following:

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  • 2 hi-res liquid crystal displays at 1440×1440
  • Front hinged display
  • 95 degree horizontal field of view
  • Display refresh rate of maximum 90Hz
  • Built-in audio out and 3.5mm jack for microphone support
  • Single cable with HDMI 2.0
  • USB 3.0 for connectivity
  • Inside-out tracking
  • 0m/0.6m removable cable
  • Double-padded headband and easy adjustment knob for all day comfort

The Acer Mixed Reality Headset

This device is priced at $299 and features the following specs:

  • 2 hi-res liquid crystal displays at 1440×1440
  • Front hinged display
  • 95 degrees horizontal field of view
  • Display refresh rate of maximum 90Hz
  • Built-in audio out and 3.5mm jack for microphone support
  • Single cable with HDMI 2.0
  • USB 3.0 for connectivity
  • Inside-out tracking
  • 4m cable

Recommended specs for compatibility

Here are the minimum PC recommendations for future Windows Mixed Reality app developers:

  • Intel Desktop Core i7 (6+ core) OR AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (6 Core and 12 threads)
  • NVIDIA GTX 980/1060, AMD Radeon RX 480 with 2GB
  • Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2
  • Thermal design power of at least15W
  • 1 available graphics display port for headset
  • Resolution SVGA (800×600) or greater
  • 32 bits of color per pixel
  • 16GB RAM or greater
  • 10GB of free space
  • 1 available USB port for headset which must supply at least 900mA
  • Bluetooth 4.0

These specs are rounded up for app developers and you can see the full list on Microsoft’s blog post.

Pre-order Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition
Pre-order HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition

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