Oculus Quest – VR done right

Oculus Quest – the Specifications

Display panelOLED
Display resolution1440 x 1600 per eye (Oculus Rift had 1080×1200 per eye)
Refresh rate72 Hz
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM4 GB RAM
BatteryLithium-ion battery with 2-3 hours playtime, depending on what you are playing
Other6 degrees of freedom head and hand tracking
beta-support for connecting to a PC via cable
ControllersTwo touch controllers
Weight 571 g
Price64 GB $550 (Amazon), 128 GB $650 (Amazon)

Obviously the Oculus Quest as a stand-alone headset will not have as much horsepower as a PC but that does not mean the Quest is a under-powered VR-headset. In fact, even with a “mere” Snapdragon 835, not even the fastest mobile chip out there, the result is impressive.

One aspect the Oculus Quest comes behind it’s brother the Oculus Rift S is the refresh rate which is 72 Hz instead of 80 Hz (which itself is a step down from the 90 Hz of the original (Oculus Rift), not that I had any issue with it.

The headset comes with a long USB-C charge cable. This is a USB 2.0-cable so should only be used for charging. The headset has a battery that holds it charge around 2-3 hours depending what you play with it.

Check Also

Nvidia DLSS 2.0 and the Nvidia RTX2060-Max Q

Jump to section 2. Testing – how it was done 1. Introduction/How does it work?2. …

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 – AMD and Nvidia in sweet harmony

For a long time the combination Intel/Nvidia was the norm for powerful gaming laptops.  AMD has tried to break in to the market but not had much success. The laptop I am looking at today, ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15, is another challenger to the old partnership. It comes with AMD:s latest mobile part, the Ryzen 7 4800HS combined with a Nvidia RTX2060 Max-Q, all packed into a nice slim laptop with a 15" 240 Hz 1080P IPS-screen.

Leave a Reply