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Saturday , 23 January 2021

Oculus Quest – VR done right

Oculus Quest – the Specifications

Display panel OLED
Display resolution 1440 x 1600 per eye (Oculus Rift had 1080×1200 per eye)
Refresh rate 72 Hz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 4 GB RAM
Battery Lithium-ion battery with 2-3 hours playtime, depending on what you are playing
Other 6 degrees of freedom head and hand tracking
beta-support for connecting to a PC via cable
Controllers Two touch controllers
Weight 571 g
Price 64 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.

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