From today’s Meta Connect came the announcement of Meta Quest Prothe new virtual reality headset of Meta which presents itself as a significant evolution in the headset line, positioning itself as a product high end also according to features and price.
The Meta Quest Pro will cost 1,799 euros in Italy ($ 1,499 in the US), which places it very far from the consumer products seen so far as Meta Quest and Meta Quest 2, which have much lower prices.
On the other hand, it aims at a different and “professional” audience, as its hardware characteristics also demonstrate.
In addition to a design completely new which determines clear variations in terms of ergonomics, Meta Quest Pro focuses on both VR and AR, thus providing “mixed reality” solutions between the two technologies, allowing you to work and experience various types of experiences.
The viewer allows the tracking of expressions in real time, which will allow new ways of communicating within the virtual space in view of the metaverse as well.
Optically, Meta Quest Pro uses new ones lenses patented pancake and optical technology that curves the light inside the optical module, while the LCD screen offers a 37% higher pixel density than previous models and a 1.3 times larger color scale.
Also present new Meta Quest Touch Pro controller and motion detection through 3 cameras and a Snapdragon 662 mobile processor for each controller, TruTouch haptic feedback for finger movement detection.
So let’s see the technical characteristics:
- Display – 1800 x 1920 pixels per eye at 90Hz refresh rate, plus new technology that offers 75% more contrast than Meta Quest 2
- Processor – Snapdragon XR2-Plus
- RAM: 12GB
- Internal memory: 256GB
- Weight: 722 grams
Meta Quest Pro is also completely backwards compatible with Meta Quest 2 software, while using new controllers with more effective detection systems, as reported above, and built-in rechargeable batteries.
The range for changing the interpupillary distance of the lenses has also been extended, ranging from 55 to 75 mm, with various options for eye strain: completely free peripheral vision, partially obstructed (included) or total immersion (optional). You can find all the details on the official Meta Quest Pro page at this address, where it is also possible to proceed with the purchase.
Various other announcements were also made in today’s event, such as Among Us VR and Xbox Game Pass in the cloud on Meta Quest.
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