Acer launches ConceptD, a range of products for creative people and designers. It features a virtual reality headset, the ConceptD OJO, with a resolution of 4320 x 2160 pixels.
Acer held a conference in New York on Thursday, April 11 to announce its products for the year 2019. Among them, a new range called ConceptD, “designed for creators and designers.” The range includes three laptops, two desktops, two monitors and a virtual reality headset.
Inspired by starVR One
For its part, the rigid attachment system has been revised more thoroughly to provide better support. It is now similar to the StarVR One, which Acer also owns. A strap has been added on the top of the skull, and the back rests on a much wider surface. It also always has real headphones that rest on the ears. The design of the helmet is easily dismantable, which makes it possible to change the fasteners quickly but also to wash the parts in contact with the face.
The rest of the technical characteristics do not seem to have changed. An interpupillary gap adjustment knob is always present, as well as a 3.5 mm jack port. Acer makes no mention of the lenses, which have therefore not changed, and the tracking system is still Microsoft’s (with associated controllers).
The same resolution as the HP Reverb
The helmet is named ConceptD OJO and is an evolution of the OJO 500 that Acer presented at IFA 2018. In particular, it has a higher resolution of 2160 x 2160 pixels per eye compared to 1440 x 1440 previously. It probably uses the same screens as the HP Reverb presented last month.
Two attachment systems are still available, as was the case for the OJO 500. The flexible has not really changed, but the headset now incorporates an audio system that sends sound to the ears through slots, similar to that of the Oculus Go, which avoids having to add an audio headset.
No price or release date
Acer has not provided a release date or price for the ConceptD OJO. However, a relatively high amount is to be expected, as the ConceptD range is for professionals. The ConceptD 900 computer, equipped with two Intel Xeon Gold 6148 CPUs and an Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 GPU, will be sold for example for 17,999 euros in France.
We should also note that a variant of this headset is part of Qualcomm’s XR Viewers ecosystem.