Meta unveils the Quest Pro, its premium virtual reality headset at 1799 euros
Meta has finally lifted the veil on the Quest Pro, a new high-end virtual reality headset designed for professionals. Thanks to its impressive technical sheet, it will allow you to enjoy an excellent experience in the metaverse that the company is building.
After announcing a new headset codenamed Project Cambria and after images leaked online, Meta has officially unveiled the Quest Pro virtual reality headset. As indicated by his name, the Meta Quest Pro will not replace the Meta Quest 2 at 449 eurosbut will be a more advanced, and above all more expensive, alternative.
With his starting price set at 1799 eurosthe Meta Quest Pro is focused on productivity and social applications in virtual reality, rather than entertainment, games and classic 360-degree experiences. This helmet is therefore more intended for professionals than for gamers, and will be perfect for working with colleagues in VR on Horizon Workrooms. For this, the new premium helmet from Meta benefits from a considerably improved technical sheet.
What technical sheet for the Meta Quest Pro?
As for the technical characteristics, we know that the Meta Quest Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+ chip. Qualcomm claims this chip offers 50% higher sustained power and 30% better thermal performance than the XR2 Gen 1 chip included in the Meta Quest 2.
She is supported by 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The Meta Quest Pro features a curved battery on the back for a more ergonomic fit. The latter would be able to offer an autonomy of between 60 and 90 minutes depending on your use. Fortunately, it will be possible to connect the Quest Pro with a USB-C cable if you want to enjoy longer sessions.
Additionally, it uses high-resolution outward-facing cameras to capture four times more pixels than the previous generation Meta Quest 2. 10 sensors are distributed inside and outside the helmet, XR2 Plus Gen 1 chip for face and eye tracking. For the first time, the Meta Quest Pro features a full-color, outward-facing RGB camera to bring real, real-time images of the user’s environment into the VR world they experience, this which also facilitates mixed reality experiences, like 3D avatars hanging out in your real living room.
Unlike Sony’s recent PSVR2 headset, which will arrive in early 2023, the Meta Quest Pro doesn’t use OLED screens. Owners will have to make do with two LCD screens, one for each eye, with resolutions of 1800 x 1920 pixels and 90 Hz refresh rate. the field of view is 105 degreeswhich is 5 degrees less than the PS5 headset, but the screens offer 75% more contrast than the Quest 2.
In terms of weight, it cannot really be considered one of the lightest on the market. It weighs 722 grams against 503 grams for the Quest 2, but it is much better balanced. The headset comes with two Touch Pro controllers capable of tracking their position in space thanks to their integrated Snapdragon 662 chip, as well as a 45W charging dock.
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When will Meta Quest Pro be available?
Meta announces that its virtual reality headset will be available at a price of 1799 euros from October 25. You can now pre-order it on the official website, or wait for it to arrive in stores at the end of October at FNAC or at Boulanger. Amazon France should also offer the helmet on its site.
Note that you can also buy Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers on the official store at a price of 349.99 euros if you want to use them with the Meta Quest 2 headset.