Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset now available in Microsoft Store

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition is now available in the Microsoft Store. Last year, Microsoft announced that HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer would be making low-cost virtual reality headsets. Unfortunately, the HP head-mounted displays (HMD) is already out of stock.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Both Mixed Reality Headsets have two LCDs at 1440×1440, 2.89-inch display size, 95-degree horizontal field of view, refresh rate of up to 90Hz, a 3.5mm headphone jack, HDMI 2.0, and USB 3.0.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Specs

  • Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
  • 2.89” diagonal display size (x2)
  • Front hinged display
  • 95 degrees horizontal field of view
  • 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
  • Inside-out tracking
  • 4.00m cable

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset System Requirements

Operating systems
Windows 10 – Creators Update (Developer Mode enabled)

Processor
Desktop: Intel Desktop i7 (6+ Core) OR AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (8-Core, 16 threads)

Graphics GPU
Desktop: NVIDIA GTX 980/1060 | AMD Radeon RX 480 (8GB) equivalent or greater | DX12 and WDDM 2.2 capable GPU

Graphics drivers
Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2

Thermal design power
15W or greater

HMD connectors
HDMI 1.4 or Display Port 1.2 for 60 Hz HMDs
HDMI 2.0 or Display Port 1.2 for 90 Hz HMDs
1x available graphics display port for HMD

Resolution
SVGA (800×600)

Bit depth 
32 bits of color per pixel

RAM
16GB or greater

Storage
>10GB additional free space

USB
1x available USB port for HMD
USB 3.0 Type-A
Note: USB must supply a minimum of 900mA

Bluetooth
>Bluetooth 4.0 (for accessory connectivity)

The Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition will cost you $299, and you can find it on the Microsoft Store here. HP’s HMD will costs you $329, you can find it here.