HP Vs Acer: Windows Mixed Reality headset comparison

Aug. 20, 2017, 1:44 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

HP Vs Aer

For past one year, the two of the most popular VR headsets have been Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE. But, things have changed a bit in the recent times due to more number of companies realizing the potential in VR. One of the similar company has been Microsoft. Microsoft is looking to make its dominance in the mixed reality sector with its two headsets. Microsoft already said that they believe that MR has more potential that VR when it comes to PC.

Let’s compare the two Mixed reality headsets by HR and Acer.

1. Design

When it comes to the outer look and design, HP headset clearly beats Acer. HP headset is small and fits properly in daily routine objects. The HP has a knob like the PSVR that lets you tighten and loosen the band around your head easily while Acer has a clicking strap like the kind on roller blades.

2. Specification

Acer is the cheapest Windows VR headset available in the market. Its devkit is coming in at just $299, while the HP is a bit more at $329. There are some of the shared specification by both the headsets-

  • The full-resolution of 2880×1440

  • 2.89” diagonal display (each lens)

  • Two cameras on the front for inside-out positional tracking

  • 90Hz refresh rate

  • 95-degree horizontal field of view

  • Built-in mic and audio jack

  • Single cable with HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0

Both, the headsets have nearly same specification with HP being slightly better in some departments.

3. Ease while wearing

When it comes to ease while wearing the headset, certainly HP one has a little edge over the Acer one. HP already said that their headset has more room for the nose. Acer uses a clicking snap with a button that you have to press to slide it back and forth while HP uses a system similar to PSVR. The HP has actual padding all around the headband keeping it cushioned while Acer one has a just simple plastic strap.

It can be clearly said that HP headset is little better than Acer one and it should be as it is slightly expensive. Both, the headset is only available for developers and not the common people.