I received the Acer Mixed Reality Headset back on 7/25 and I did an unboxing video and talked about the headset in that video.
I received the HP Mixed Reality Headset a week later on 8/1 and I did an unboxing video and talked about that headset in that video.
When using the Acer headset, I actually played the PC game Forza 6: Apex a little. I was playing the game on the headset.
When using the HP headset, I played the Xbox game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. I was streaming the Xbox game to the PC and actually playing it in the cliff side house.
This worked better than trying to play a AAA game on the same PC I was using the headset on, and trying to stream live on Mixer and record. It was too much for the PC and the gameplay suffered.
The two headsets have the exact same hardware specs. Same FOV (95), same resolution (1440×1440), same refresh rate (90Hz) same everything really…
But they do differ…
They differ in the way they look, their price, their weight, their comfort level, their cables, and their padding.
||Weight (pounds and ounces)
|Acer MR HMD
||0 lbs. 13 5/8 oz.
|HP MR HMD
||1 lbs. 2 1/8 oz.
||1 lbs. 4 1/2 oz.
While the HP is heavier than the Acer, it has more padding.
Subjectively, I think the HP is more comfortable. But your mileage may vary.
Their cables are basically the same length. The HP is a 2 to 3 inches longer, not enough to make any real difference.
The price of the Acer is $299 and the price of the HP is $329.
The biggest difference between the two headsets are how they adjust for you to put them on and take them off of your head.
The Acer uses a belt like feature, which can’t easily be adjusted with one hand.
The HP uses a knob that you turn to loosen or tighten the headset. It is much easier to work with.
To see the full comparison, check out the video:
I’m looking forward to getting some development done on these devices!