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Take a Closer Look at the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Asus aims to standout from the crowd with its design.

There’s been plenty of news this week regarding Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headsets. Whether it’s unveiling Steam support for the platform or the manufacturers showcasing their final designs, there’s going to be plenty of hardware being launch this holiday season. With the IFA event taking place in Berlin, Germany, Asus has decided to roll out details for its model.

With a polygonal design that’s far more striking than those from HP, Dell, Lenovo and Acer, inside Asus’ headset is still the same specification as the rest. Featuring two 2.89-inch displays at 1440×1440 resolution per eye with a refresh rate of 90Hz, the headset comes in at reasonably light 400g and a 95 degree field of view (FOV).

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With the two built-in cameras at the front there’s no need for any external sensors, not only making setting up quicker and easier, but it should allow for greater freedom to wander about – bar the cable length of course. With a balanced crown design Asus is looking to provide a comfortable fit, hoping to negate ‘VR Face’. The headset has also been built with quick-drying anti-bacterial materials claims Asus, which should help when swapping headsets between users.

Asus has said it’ll be priced at €449 EUR, which equates to roughly $535 USD. That’s a little bit more than the price Dell recently announced, with its headset going for $449 including the motion controllers, or without for $349.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of Asus and Windows Mixed Reality, reporting back with the latest updates.

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