Acer has launched its own version of Mixed Reality headset to developers via the Microsoft Store. Here’s the catch, Acer’s alternative is sold at a cost that is 10 times less than Microsoft's own HoloLens.

New “mixed reality” headset expected to exhibit Acer quality

Developers are in a frenzy after Acer commenced the sale of its “mixed reality” device at a significantly lower cost compared to Microsoft’s HoloLens. Acer has chosen the most strategic market to sell its product, that is, the Microsoft Store.

According to V3, the headset was subjected to prototype testing we tested in the previous month.

Today, Acer has made the product available to developers and interested users that are looking to develop compatible product content. It seems like Acer is pursuing a cost leadership approach in marketing its product as the new device took the market with a mere $300 Price Tag.

Acer’s “mixed reality” device was initially released to chosen developers via private beta in early April of this year. But today, Acer has taken another step forward by making the product publicly available at a significantly lower cost.

The “mixed reality” headset from Acer is the first reality device following Microsoft’s update to Windows 10 says Pcper. Reports suggest that HP is already in the middle of manufacturing a similar device but Acer has already set an advantage.

Apart from being quicker than any other companies, Acer has launched its product at a very competitive price.

The increasing potentials of mixed reality

Demos of Acer’s “mixed reality” headset focused on the possible interactions of the physical and virtual worlds. The test runs did not run smoothly as glitches were encountered along the way.

However, the testing yielded remarkable results as the device was capable of placing virtual objects into the “real environment”. The device was also able to successfully support 360-degree movies.

And in order to merge the physical and virtual worlds, Acer introduced a feature called Paint 3D. The feature will allow users to appear in the same virtual ‘holodeck' as their Skype app.

Despite massive cables attached to a personal computer, the “mixed reality” headset offers an impressive set of specifications. The device is equipped with a 2.0 HDMI, a 3.1A USB, a jack for a microphone and a headphone, a 1.2 Displayport and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The device is coupled with a cable that allows the combination of HDMI to the USB-C. In order to run the device, users should make sure to have a USB-C port, a Bluetooth 4.0+, a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, and the latest Developer Mode edition of Windows 10 Creators' Update.