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CES 2017: Acer Reveals MR Head-Mounted Device

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CES 2017 has been introducing the world to all of the greatest and most innovative technological advancements headed for 2017. One of the many technologies getting great attention is VR (Virtual Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality). Naughty America may have caught a lot of attention for bringing VR porn, Acer has followed up with the latest on MR technology with their new MR head-mounted device at CES 2017.

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Acer has been at CES 2017 since January 5. Acer’s exhibit features their latest MR head-mounted device. The latest MR device was not only developed by Acer alone but it had cooperation from Microsoft as well.

Digitaltimes reports that the new Acer MR head-mounted device features Windows Holographic. Windows Holographic is Microsoft’s latest augmented reality platform open for developers.
Acer’s latest MR head-mounted device is set for commercial markets and will be priced at $299 USD. The MR head-mounted device will be available in two purchase options. It can be purchased as a single standalone device or be bundled with desktop computers.

Furthermore, Acer also showcased the latest generation of gaming monitor. Acer’s latest gaming monitor is the Predatory XB272-HDR will feature Nvidia’s G-SYNC HDR. The Predatory XB272-HDR will be launched on the second quarter of this year. The Predatory XB272-HDR will sport a display panel developed by AU Optronics that with the ability to support both 4K resolution and a high 144Hz refresh rate.

MR 2017

Acer maybe one of the first to feature commercial MR headsets this year with Microsoft’s Windows Holographic, but it certainly won’t be the only one. Microsoft had been very clear last year about its campaign to make MR mainstream among Windows users starting this 2017.

Windows has partnered up with several top industry tech companies and had shared specifications for the first generation of MR headsets to be able to fulfill this goal. The companies that Microsoft is developing MR with are: Acer, ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, and HP. And although VR and MR are not yet a commercial mainstream such as smart phones, things are set to change very soon.

Also Read: CES 2017: Samsung Releases Multiple Products

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