Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kits Available For Pre-order

Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kits Available For Pre-order

Developers in the US and Canada can now pre-order Windows Mixed Reality dev kits from Acer at $299, and HP at $329. You can pre-order through the Microsoft Store for developers in the US (Acer, HP) and Canada (Acer, HP)


The two headsets share the majority of specs:

  • Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
  • Front hinged display
  • 95 degrees horizontal field of view
  • Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
  • Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
  • Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
  • Inside-out tracking

The only differences are that where the Acer’s 4.0m cable is fixed, the HP allows you to swap it out for a 0.6m cable, which is also included. The HP also features a double-padded headband and adjustment knob.

The HP has removable cables, padded headband and adjustment knob.

Pre-orders for other territories will follow. You can sign up to be notified here.



Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing, Steve contributes to, and, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.


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