Microsoft to ship Acer Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition headset to developers this month

Acer Windows Mixed-Reality Development Edition headset

At the Microsoft Surface event back in October last year announced that its new Windows 10 Creators Update will bring support for VR headsets and mixed reality. At that time it said that it will be partnering with HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer and ASUS who will sell their first VR headsets capable of mixed reality through the Creators Update starting at US$ 299 (Rs. 19,990 approx.).

At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco the company announced that it will start shipping the developer edition headsets created in partnership with Acer to its developer partners  starting this month .

Microsoft already said that the Mixed-Reality VR headsets will have built-in sensors to enable inside-out, six-degrees of freedom for simplified setup and to more easily move around your home as you experience virtual worlds without any markers.

The kits will include the Acer headset, along with documentation and access to Windows 10 Insider preview builds and the software development kit (SDK) to enable developers to build mixed reality applications.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition headset include:

  • Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
  • Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
  • Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
  • Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity


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