Magic Leaps much hyped AR headset has finally gone on sale. After 5 years of development and billions invested the HoloLens rival is going on sale in the US costing $2295 for the Creators Edition.
It is going to be fascinating to see how it stacks up with the HoloLens and the amazing hype the device has generated. It is also going to be interesting to see how it compares to the next generation of HoloLens, which is due sometime early next year (it doesn’t have the dedicated AI chip that the next-gen HoloLens will have).
More info at MagicLeap.com
Here are the specs:
NVIDIA® Parker SOC; 2 Denver 2.0 64-bit cores + 4 ARM Cortex A57 64-bit cores (2 A57’s and 1 Denver accessible to applications)
NVIDIA Pascal™, 256 CUDA cores; Graphic APIs: OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.3+
8GB RAM, 128GB storage (95GB available) and 3 hours of battery use between charges.
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