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Acer Mixed Reality Headset Unboxing, Setup and Review - Mindblowing!

Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 4,072 Valuable Player
Excuse the hyperbole headline (not mine by the way). The Acer Mixed Reality Headset which operates with Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is said to  release at $399 including the two controllers. 

Acer Mixed Reality                               OR                            Vive
Display Resolution (Per Eye)1440x14401080x12001080x1200
Display Refresh Rate90 Hz90 Hz90 Hz
ConnectivityHDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0
Built in audio/mic supportYesYesYes

  • CPU: Intel Mobile Core i5 (e.g. 7200U) dual-core with hyperthreading equivalent.
  • GPU: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 (GT2) equivalent or greater DX12 API capable GPU.
  • RAM: 8GB+ dual channel required for integrated graphics.
  • HDMI: HDMI 1.4 with 2880x1440 at 60Hz. HDMI 2.0 or DP 1.3+ with 2880x1440 at 90Hz.
  • Hard disk drive (HDD): 100GB+, solid state drive (SSD) [preferred] / HDD
  • USB: USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 3.1 Type-C Port with DisplayPort Alternate Mode
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 for accessories

SystemPriceWhat's included?
Acer Windows Mixed Reality bundle$399Headset, motion controllers
Oculus Rift$598Headset, Touch controllers, Xbox gamepad, two sensors
HTC Vive

Headset, motion controllers, sensors

System Specs: RTX 2080 ti , i9 9900K CPU, 16 GB DDR 4 RAM, Win 10 64 Bit OS.


  • CalmfixupCalmfixup Posts: 291
    Nexus 6
    Looks pretty cool for the price...still not sure exactly what all you're going to be able to do with it yet.

    That uncontrollable shaking on his monitor is a bit of a put-off though lol.

    "Shut up, Wesley!" - Captain Jean-Luc Picard

  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,978 Valuable Player
     I'm sure the price is wrong on that Oculus Rift...  
  • AndyW1384AndyW1384 Posts: 307
    So looking forward to some comparative reviews with Rift & Vive :)
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,484 Valuable Player
    Good grief. Call it what it is ffs. It's a VIRTUAL Reality headset, not a MIXED Reality headset. For it to be a Mixed Reality headset it would need both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality functions in the same device. Fucking Microsoft being tosspots yet again lol
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • ColinBColinB Posts: 236
    Nexus 6
    Great to see this.
    Love the mixed reality ability.
    Seeing your chair and your desk with the headset on !
    Looks very futuristic indeed.
    Will make every fanboi, Vive, Oculus, Gear  frantic with envy?
    Maybe not but the language might be a bit foul :)
  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,411 Volunteer Moderator
    Calling it mixed reality and having cameras on the outside is just going to confuse people into thinking there's some form of AR available. But the cameras are angled outwards a bit and are vastly further apart than any human IPD.
    Might be ok for a zando-zan though.

    The screen shake on the monitor was insane. The in-hmd view didn't seem to look that bad, I'm not sure what's going on. But every hands on I've read has mentioned tracking problems and the MS developer docs list many things that can screw up the mixed reality hmd tracking (like bare white walls or low lighting).

    Specs sound interesting, but the tracking is a concern.
  • FrozenPeaFrozenPea Posts: 2,535 Valuable Player
    Great find @Shadowmask72 !

    Yeah the mixed reality tag is really confusing, even I thought it was going to do VR + AR when I first heard the name and saw the camera on the front. I think they are just trying to avoid comparisons to current VR headsets so they can sell them better.
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