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The Meta Quest Pro is the latest all-in-one VR headset from Meta and it's out later this month for 2,449.99 AUD. Basically, it's a premium version of the Meta Quest 2 with a new slick design targeting productivity, AR integration, and games, Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers, and innovative features like eye tracking and "Natural Facial Expressions". So your digital avatar can look happy.

And then a little sad, once you realise just how much you spent on a VR headset. Naturally, the cost comes from the Meta Quest Pro being an all-in-one (with PC connectivity available via USB-C). On that front, you’ve got 256GB of storage, 12GB RAM, 10 advanced VR/MR sensors, spatial audio, and the new Snapdragon XR2+ processor. Which has been designed for VR, and delivers “better heat dissipation and significant performance headroom to achieve 50% higher sustained power and 30% improved thermal performance”.



As a productivity device versus a straight-up gaming one, the Meta Quest Pro features full-colour out-facing cameras (with 4 times the pixel count as the Meta Quest 2 cameras) to be able to present your surroundings in crisp detail as well as use them for AR applications. “Stereoscopic mixed reality passthrough” can even translate the environment in 3D. The new Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers are self-tracking and include haptic feedback - a big step up from the mainstream Quest controllers. A stylus tip is also included for sketching, which again, is another productivity-focused feature.

Here are the full specifications.


Headset



    Product Dimensions: 265mm (L) x 127mm (H) x 196mm (W)
    Product Weight: 722g with premium counter-balanced ergonomic design
    Tracking/ Sensors: Features 10 advanced VR/MR sensors to support 6 degrees of freedom inside-out SLAM tracking, as well as color mixed reality and eye/face tracking.
    Storage: 256GB
    Display Panels: 2 x LCD panels with local dimming backlight. 1800 x 1920 pixels per eye, with 37% more pixels per inch and 10% more pixels per degree than Meta Quest 2. Specialized local dimming technology can control over 500 individual LED blocks independently, for 75% more contrast providing richer and more vibrant colors. Plus, there’s 25% improvement in full-field visual sharpness in the center view, 50% improvement in the peripheral region, and 1.3x larger color gamut than Quest 2.
    Display Refresh: 90Hz max; 72Hz also supported
    Field of view: 106º horizontal and 96º vertical
    SoC: Snapdragon XR2+ Platform
    Audio: Integrated speakers and microphone; also compatible with 3.5mm earphones via twin left/right jacks. Spatial audio support included.
    RAM: 12GB
    Wifi: Wi-Fi 6E enabled.
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2. Connect keyboard, mouse, or game pads.
    Battery Life: You can expect between 1-2 hours based on the kind of content you’re using on Meta Quest Pro. At any point, you can check the battery status of your headset in the Meta Quest App settings or in VR via Home. You can also use the 2-meter charging cable included in-box to charge your headset while you’re using it.
    Charge Time: With the provided Charging Dock, Meta Quest Pro will charge to a full battery in about 2 hours.
    PC-based VR: Supported with Link and Air Link.

Controllers



    Dimensions: 130 x 70 x 62mm
    Weight: 153g (per controller)
    Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 mobile processor per controller
    Controller Tracking: SLAM with 3 camera sensors per controller
    Rechargeable batteries: compatible with the included Charging Dock


For PC VR fans the Meta Quest Pro features Wi-Fi 6E with full wireless VR support coming in 2023. The Meta Quest Pro is available to pre-order now with shipments set to commence on October 25.



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