Lenovo Explorer and Acer AH101 virtual reality kits

Lenovo Explorer and Acer AH101 virtual reality kits: Review & Specs

Lenovo and Acer announced today the launch of official sales of virtual/mixed reality kit on the Windows Mixed Reality platform. Models Lenovo Explorer and Acer AH101 are offered in a price range of 500 USD.

Models Lenovo Explorer and Acer AH101 are equipped with two 2.89-inch LCD-screens with a resolution of 1440 × 1440 pixels each (with a total resolution of 2880 × 1440 pixels), and a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz, which provide a detailed image in 3D, 360-degree mode and when watching the video in 4K format. The package includes two wireless motion controllers.

Lenovo Explorer and Acer AH101 virtual reality kits

Recall that mixed reality (MR) is at the junction of the physical and virtual worlds, in fact, it is a hybrid of augmented (AR), and virtual reality (VR), so mixed reality makes it easy to “move” between the physical and virtual world. To take a call or chat with a colleague on work it is enough simply to lift up the front panel of the VR, and not to remove the VR entirely.

Mixed Reality Windows Mixed Reality helmets allow you to interact with the software with gestures, look and voice, but supports traditional input methods, including mice, keyboards, and joysticks.

Lenovo Explorer and Acer AH101 virtual reality kits

In the motion controllers that users need to interact with digital objects in a mixed reality, wireless Bluetooth technology is used. They are equipped with a Windows 10 button, touch pad, capture button and special circular illumination, which is necessary for synchronizing controllers and helmet in virtual space. Tracking the position is done with a camera mounted on the helmet, so users do not need to install additional equipment in the room.

Lenovo Explorer and Acer AH101 virtual reality kits

When you connect to a PC that supports the Windows Mixed Reality platform, the necessary software is installed automatically. The “6 degrees of freedom” position tracking system allows you to track forward / backward movements, up / down, left / right and turns around each of the three axes (yaw, pitch, and roll).

The VR can be connected to the PC with a sufficiently long four-meter cable, which practically does not interfere with the user’s movement, while the connection uses the HDMI 2.0 port, and for data transfer USB 3.0.

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