HP’s Next Windows Mixed Reality Features Higher Resolution and Improved Comfort

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Windows with 5 Comments

HP is working on a next-gen Windows Mixed Reality headset. The folks at Road at VR got an early look at the device, codenamed Copper.

HP’s new Windows Mixed Reality headset will have a resolution of 2160×2160 pixels per eye, and that’s actually really impressive when compared to other headsets like the Oculus Rift. In fact, the newest HTC Vive Pro only has a resolution of 1440x1660pixels per eye.

Road to VR also notes that Copper’s displays feature really good clarity, something that’s going to play a huge role in virtual reality environments. It doesn’t seem like the company has made many improvements in the field of view, sadly.

As for the design of the headset, it’s actually a lot nicer to look at than HP’s original WMR headset. The headset has been designed to be more comfortable to wear, lighter, and much nicer to look at than ever before. The device apparently feels a lot like the Oculus Rift.

Here is the thing, though: the Copper will be focused mainly on enterprise customers, much like many other WMR headsets, so it is kind of disappointing. You should still be able to purchase the headset as a regular consumer, though HP isn’t saying exactly how much it will cost or when the device will launch.

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5 responses to “HP’s Next Windows Mixed Reality Features Higher Resolution and Improved Comfort”

  1. Tony Barrett

    I think companies are giving up on WMR, so this may be the last hurrah from HP. Very little new WMR kit seems to be coming to market now, and stocks are being cleared. No real surprise though. Poor hardware and software, poor marketing and too expensive with no real 'must have' appeal. Just getting the prices down isn't enough, and the whole thing is just a gimmick to many.

  2. Greg Green

    I didn’t know HP had any MR sets. That whole sector seems to be operating with little fanfare.

  3. Alexander Rothacker

    I bought one of the original HP WMR headsets, the one that Paul just gave to Brad. I got it on a crazy sale and thought it as a no brainer get and have fun with. I liked the experience, but the headset was so heavy and uncomfortable that I would get a massive headache after wearing it for 10-15 minutes, so I returned it.

    I since tried the Samsung headset and it's way more comfortable, has no screen door effect and a better field of view, if that ever comes down in price I would totally get it.

    This new HP headset looks nice, too. But price will make a different for me to get it or not, since it's not a must have thing for me.

  4. zybch

    Says its FoV is bad - doesn't say what it is.

  5. simulanis

    Great! Thanks for sharing Virtual Reality  and Mixed Reality information I am happy to read this content