The HTC Vive Professional 2 is a 5K VR Headset

The HTC Vive Professional 2 is a 5K VR Headset

May 12, 2021 Off By tracy
HTC has introduced the Vive Professional 2, the corporate’s first 5K VR headset.With its two 2.5K panels mix, the Vive Professional 2 shows a complete of 4,896 x 2,648 pixels. By comparability the Valve Index has a 2,880 x 1,600 whole decision and the HP Reverb G2 is the sharpest mainstream choice with 4,320 x 2,160 pixels. The one different digital actuality headsets which have even tried to strategy that stage of decision are the Pimax 5K Tremendous and Pimax Imaginative and prescient 8K X.

HTC Vive Professional 2

The Vive Professional 2 isn’t only a higher-resolution headset, HTC additionally reworked its show expertise to make use of actual RGB sub-pixels. Primarily which means each pixel has three sub-pixels to cowl the pink, inexperienced, and blue shade spectrum. HTC claims the screens inside the headset are extra shade correct than an OLED panel that solely comes with two sub-pixels.

The Vive Professional 2 additionally options new bespoke twin stacked lenses designed to scale back movement blur and reduce the ‘display screen door impact’ (the place you’ll be able to see the area between every pixel). One other good thing about the brand new lenses is the sphere of view has been elevated to 120-degrees – which completely enhances this headset’s 120Hz refresh charge too.

Sadly, the Vive Professional 2 doesn’t function any inside-out monitoring system so that you’ll nonetheless must setup your infrared lighthouses. HTC’s new headset is also strikingly much like its predecessor that includes the identical head strap design, built-in 3D audio headphones, and adjustable measurement dial on the again.

The excellent news of being mainly the identical headset, is the Vive Professional 2 might be suitable with any outdated equipment. This contains each the Base Station 1.0 or Base Station 2.0, Vive Wi-fi Adapter, Vive controllers, and Valve’s Index ‘knuckle’ controllers.

The HTC Vive Professional 2 will retail for $749 ($799 after the particular preorder interval low cost ends) for simply the headset by itself and $1,399 for the headset, plus Vive controllers, and Base Station 2.0. The headset might be out there for preorder staring Might eleventh and launch on June 4th.

We’ve been ready for VR headsets to take an enormous leap in decision and we hope it’s achievable with the brand new considerably extra highly effective Nvidia and AMD graphics playing cards on the market. And for individuals who are nonetheless operating older GPUs, HTC has informed us it has labored carefully with Nvidia and AMD to make its headset backwards suitable with DisplayPort 1.2 utilizing Show Stream Compression.

After all, we’ll be testing and reviewing the HTC Vive Professional 2 quickly, so keep tuned for extra.

HTC Vive Focus 3

Skilled Digital Actuality

On high of saying the Vive Professional 2, HTC additionally launched an much more professional-focused Vive Focus 3 for the enterprise world.

Just like the Vive Professional 2, the HTC Vive Focus 3 is a 5K headset that makes use of the identical actual RGB sub-pixel show and new bespoke twin stacked lenses – the one factor missing is the one 90Hz refresh charge. The most important distinction about this headset is it’s an all-in-one VR headset powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor and it makes use of an inside-out monitoring system related the Oculus Quest 2.

Now HTC’s earlier inside-out tracing system on the Vive Cosmos hasn’t labored out completely, however the firm guarantees it has utterly revised its system with 4 high-resolution cameras and optically tracked controllers.

HTC has additionally spent plenty of time engineering and elevating the profile of the brand new Vive Focus 3. As a substitute of a plastic shell, the brand new Focus 3 encompasses a magnesium alloy chassis. The headset additionally encompasses a completely balanced 50% weight ratio from entrance to again because of the 45-degree headband and shifting the swappable battery to the again of the headscarf too.

HTC hasn’t stated precisely how lengthy the Vive Focus 3 can run on its batteries, however they’ll fast cost as much as 50% in simply half-hour.

A number of different niceties on the Vive Focus 3 embody magnetic back and front gaskets and open-back audio system constructed into the headset.

The HTC Vive Focus 3 retails at $1,300 and it’ll go on sale on June twenty seventh.

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