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Full Specs for the New $2k Varjo Aero

October has been an exciting month for new XR hardware and today it got even more interesting with the announcement of Varjo Aero. Coming from a company that previously only specialised in enterprise-ready headsets, the Varjo Aero aims to grow Varjo’s user base, whilst still maintaining the high-end design its renowned for. So if you want to know what’s under the hood of the Aero, here’s the full specification list.

Varjo Aero

Varjo is known for its leading display technology in both its flagship VR-3 and XR-3 models. Whilst the screen in the Varjo Aero isn’t the same, the display and lenses still provide the type of clarity the company prides itself on. Of course, to run the Varjo Aero you’ll need a decent PC, the requirements you’ll also find below.

Varjo Aero specifications:

  • Displays
    • Dual Mini LED LCD; 2880 x 2720 px per eye
    • Brightness: Calibrated to 150 NIT 
    • Colours: Calibrated with coverage of 99% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3
    • Refresh rate: 90 Hz
  • Optics
    • Custom-made variable resolution aspheric lenses with 35 PPD peak fidelity
    • Edge-to-edge clarity; no reflections, no ghost rays
  • Field of View
    • Horizontal: 115°
    • Diagonal: 134° at 12 mm eye relief
  • Interpupillary Distance
    • Automatic IPD adjustment with motor
    • Supported IPD range: 57–73 mm
  • Audio
    • 3.5 mm audio jack
    • In-ear headphones with mic in-box
  • Weight
    • 487 g + headband 230 g (including counterweight)
  • Dimensions
    • Width 200 mm, height 170 mm, length 300 mm
  • Connectivity
    • Headset adapter and USB-C cable (5-metre) in-box
    • PC connections: DisplayPort and USB-A 3.0
  • Positional Tracking
    • SteamVR™ 2.0/1.0
  • Eye Tracking
    • 200 Hz with sub-degree accuracy; 1-dot calibration for foveated rendering
  • Comfort & Wearability
    • 3-point precision fit headband
    • Replaceable, easy-to-clean polyurethane face cushions
    • Active cooling
Varjo Aero
Comparison image Varjo Aero vs HP Reverb G2 on Flight Simulator. Image credit: Varjo

Varjo Aero System Requirements

ComponentRecommendedMinimum
Processor4-core CPU

For example; Intel Core i5-4590, Intel Xeon E5-1620, AMD Ryzen 5 1500X equivalent or better
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA A4000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA RTX A2000
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000
Memory8 GB
Storage space2 GB
Video output1 x DisplayPort 1.4
USB connectivity1 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1
Operating systemWindows 10 (64-bit)

The Varjo Aero is available to order today for $1,990 USD/€1,990 EUR with the first shipments going out by the end of 2021. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Varjo, reporting back with the latest updates.