Virtual reality has taken the world by storm in the last couple of years – except it has not. Although the excitement about its potential to become nothing short of awesome has been discussed in great detail in the press, this hasn’t translated into sales. While people will gladly pay amounts close to $1,000 for smartphones that allow them to play real money online video casino games and others as fluidly as possible, they seem to be reluctant to invest a smaller amount into VR gear that has a similar – or often smaller – price. And while it would be a bit harsh to
Acer releases first Windows Mixed Reality headset in India
Taiwan-based computer hardware manufacturer Acer this week introduced their Windows mixed reality headset to consumers in India. The announcement came at the conclusion of the Acer-sponsored Predator League gaming event in Bengaluru. The headset, which boasts a 2880 x 1440p resolution and up to 90 Hz refresh rate, was released in North America in early October. The headset also features a 13-foot cable. Pricing in India is not yet available, although will likely be near US pricing, which is approximately 19,200 Rs. given exchange rates at the time of this article. This is, notably, the first Windows MR headset to be made available in India.
Global quarterly VR headset shipments achieve new record
Uptake of virtual reality hardware continues its upward trend, according to the latest numbers from independent market analysis firm, Canalys. In a report issued Monday, the company indicated that total global shipments of VR headsets set a new milestone, exceeding one million units during the just completed 3rd quarter. Meanwhile, Sony, Oculus, and HTC continue to dominate the VR hardware marketplace, with an 86% combined market share. One driver of headset acquisitions was a temporary-turned-permanent price cut by Oculus in Q3, who matched Playstation’s VR headset price point at $399. This precedes the upcoming release of Oculus’ $199 Go standalone headset, expected next year. “VR
StarVR 5K Headset Launches with IMAX in Q4 2016
Acer, Starbreeze and IMAX recently announced the official rollout of the StarVR headset. This headset comes with the second highest resolution on the market (8.29 Million pixels from PIMAX is the record) but offers the highest optics characteristics on the market. The resolution of 5120×1440 pixels amounts to 3.69 million pixels per eye, almost three times more than what HTC and Oculus offer today (2.84x more). When you pair this resolution with an 210 degree, ultra-wide field of view and other contemporary features you get what might be the best VR experience out of 2016 device range. The range and the levels of freedom are making VR experiences as
Acer Debuts Stylish Aluminum Chromebook 14 Laptop
With the Acer Chromebook 14, the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking at it – is the Apple Macbook. The newest Acer Chromebook device looks unmistakably similar to Apple’s highest selling laptop. Something owners will definitely appreciate, given the high selling nature of the Macbook. For the most part, Apple’s laptops have looked great – something that plenty other device makers are using to their advantage – same could be said about this one in certain key areas. The design overall looks great. The aluminum looks fantastic and the whole thing looks sturdy in every detail. On the other hand, even
Acer Predator X34 34-inch Curved IPS Monitor
After the ASUS ROG PG279Q revealed a few days ago, it seems more companies are venturing into the high-quality monitor range. The Acer Predator X34 is a monster of a monitor with a high-resolution, impressive specifications and a curved display that allows for NVIDIA G-Sync technology usage. It is aimed at gamers. It gives a 21:9 ultra-wide QHD curved monitor with a 3440×1440@60Hz resolution, a 100,000,000:1 max contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 1.07 billion colors. The 100 percent sRGB provides the highest color accuracy and color space reproduction required by gamers, design professionals and photo enthusiasts. The 34-inch curved design with up to 178-degree
Acer on Road To Recovery
Acer posts a slim year-over-year profit. It’s not time for celebration yet, but it shows that Acer will fight to the end.
FreeSync Not G-Sync: Acer Re-Releases the XG270HU
Does this re-release mean that Acer is betting big on AMD’s FreeSync?
Acer Vows for Business Expansion in 2016
Acer expects business expansion in 2016.
Apple and Acer Finish 2014 With Similar Amount of Shipments: Research
A latest research showed that Acer and Apple sold similar amount of laptops in 2014.
Acer and Asus Losing Competition to Rivals in the Europe, Middle East and Africa: IDC
IDC’s latest report said that Acer’s and Asus’ business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa is shrinking
Get an Acer 4K Monitor for $349
Newegg is running a crazy good deal right now where they are selling an Acer 4K monitor for under $350, which is half of its original sale price.
AMD Partners With Samsung for FreeSync Displays
Today at AMD’s Future of Compute event in Singapore AMD announced that it has partnered with Samsung to put out FreeSync displays.
Toshiba Tablet, Acer PC, Sony TV: The Headlines in Tokyo for November 19
Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 19, 2014.
Singing capacitors, Google exhibits, Cyber Crime Losses: The Headlines in Tokyo For November 12
Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 12, 2014.
PC Market Sees Resurgence in EU and US, Shrinkage in Asia
The global PC market has essentially been flat for the third quarter of this year, but Europe and the US are bright spots, indicating that the PC is strong
ASUS goes for Dell’s jugular with four new FullHD LCD displays
If there was any doubt that two Taiwanese giants are going for Dell and HP, the gloves have come off. After ASUS establishing netbook market with its EEE PC and Acer overtaking HP in notebooks sales in EMEA region, both manufacturers are now complementing their line-ups with attractive add-ons. In case of ASUS, the company announced two 24″ and two 25.5″ displays. All four displays feature resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, 20.000:1 contrast ration, 2ms (gtg) response time, HDMI input and Splendid video engine. What makes this very interesting is the explanation what Splendid video engine actually is. It is obvious that Splendid is a name