Mark Zuckerberg revelas Meta Quest Pro virtual reality headset: What's special about it and who is it for?

October 12, 2022  16:13

Meta has revealed Quest Pro, its new virtual reality goggles. CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off the glasses and talked about them during an online event for developers.

The new device will cost $1,499 -- nearly four times the price of the Quest 2, which starts at $399.

Quest Pro has thinner lenses, a curved battery on the back of the headband and self-adjusting controls.

Unlike its predecessor, the new glasses allow users to see the real world outside the screen as well, meaning the device has a mixed reality capability. According to Mark Zuckerberg, mixed reality is "the next big step to virtual reality."

For his part, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the Windows 365 office platform will be available for Quest Pro as Meta attempts to position mixed and virtual reality as a work tool as well as a form of entertainment. The glasses are designed for professionals, developers and businesses.

Technical specifications

The new gadget has a Snapdragon XR2-Plus processor that works in conjunction with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The glasses have two screens with a resolution of 1800x1920 pixels with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a 75% improvement in image contrast compared to its predecessor.

The gadget also features a lens adjustment system and special shutters that allow you to adjust the degree of ambient light blocking.

The Quest Pro can run for up to two hours without recharging.

The new Meta device will go on sale on October 25.

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