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The Meta Quest Pro launches this month

After months of rumours and one particularly major leak, Meta officially announced the Quest Pro headset last night. As we previously thought, this is indeed a very high-end headset, hitting the market at $1,499. 

At this price, the Meta Quest Pro is cheaper than a Microsoft Hololens, which is similarly geared towards developers. However, it is also significantly more expensive than the excellent Valve Index. Compared to the Meta Quest 2, which is not being replaced for the foreseeable future, the headset is $1000 more expensive.

The Quest Pro uses a new patented ‘pancake lens', which is 40% thinner than the lenses in the Quest 2. You also get a sharper display with 1832×1920 per-eye resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. As PCGamer points out, Meta promises higher contrast and 1.3 times the colour range in the Quest Pro display.

While the Quest 2 uses the Snapdragon XR2 SoC, the Quest Pro uses the Snapdragon XR2 Plus SoC and twice as much RAM, bringing the amount up from 6GB to 12GB. According to Meta, the Quest Pro is ‘50% more powerful' than the Quest 2. The headset also packs better cameras for tracking, and ships with new self-tracking Touch Pro controllers – which will be available separately too. Whether or not all of that is worth the extra $1000 is up for debate.

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KitGuru Says: The Quest Pro sounds like a good piece of hardware, but it is also very expensive and likely shouldn't be used for gaming, but rather business and development use. At some point in the next two years, I expect we'll see some of these improvements making their way into a cheaper Quest 3 anyway. 

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