Step into the virtual world with Meta Quest 3

Emre Çitak
Sep 29, 2023
Updated • Sep 29, 2023

The Meta Connect 2023 event has come and gone, leaving in its wake a revolutionary new addition to Meta's lineup of cutting-edge VR headsets - the Meta Quest 3. Building on the successes of its predecessors, this latest iteration promises to deliver an even more immersive and realistic virtual reality experience, raising the bar for the industry as a whole.

Meta's Quest product line has been instrumental in advancing VR technology, making it more accessible to a wider audience. The standalone headsets don't require a PC or external sensors, making it easier for people to dive into the world of VR without the need for additional equipment.

But accessibility isn't the only area where the Quest series excels. These devices offer top-notch VR experiences, boasting advanced optics, hand-tracking, and inside-out tracking capabilities that have pushed the boundaries of what's possible with standalone VR.

And with a thriving ecosystem of games and apps available on the Oculus Store, developers have created a vast array of VR experiences for the Quest headsets, giving users a wealth of options.

Now, with the release of the Meta Quest 3, it's time for Meta to raise the bar once again, setting a new standard for virtual reality technology and taking the industry to new heights.

Meta Quest 3 specs

The Meta Quest 3 is a virtual reality headset that offers a range of advanced features and specifications. At its core lies the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset, which provides fast processing speeds and seamless performance, even when handling complex tasks. With 8GB of RAM, users can enjoy effortless multitasking and an uninterrupted experience.

One of the standout features of the Meta Quest 3 is its 4k+ "Infinite Display", which boasts an impressive resolution of 2064 × 2208 per eye. This marks a significant 30 percent improvement over the previous generation, ensuring that visuals appear sharper and more lifelike than ever before.

Additionally, the display's 25 pixels per degree and 1,218 pixels per inch make it the highest resolution in the Quest series, providing unparalleled detail and realism.

Another innovative feature of the Meta Quest 3 is its "passthrough" technology, which allows users to easily switch between the virtual world and the real one. By simply double-tapping any area of the headset, users can instantly see their surroundings without having to remove the device. This eliminates the feeling of isolation often associated with VR headsets, creating a more inclusive and social experience.

It should also be underlined that the Meta AI assistant will also strengthen Meta Quest 3's already impressive specs.

Here’s a summary of the Meta Quest 3’s key specs:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset
  • RAM: 8GB for seamless performance and multitasking
  • Display: 4k+ “Infinite Display” with two screens (2064 × 2208 per eye)
  • Resolution: 25 pixels per degree, 1,218 pixels per inch
  • Storage options: Available in 128GB and 512GB versions
Meta introduced Meta Quest 3, the new addition to the Meta Quest series with its impressive specs - Image courtesy of Meta

What's in the box?

The Meta Quest 3 package includes several items that are designed to provide users with a comprehensive virtual reality experience.

At the centerpiece of the package is the Meta Quest 3 headset itself, which features advanced technology designed to deliver immersive and cutting-edge VR experiences. The headset boasts a sleek and compact design, ensuring comfort during extended use, and comes equipped with a pre-installed Standard Facial Interface for added comfort.

In addition to the headset, the package includes two Touch Plus controllers, which enable users to navigate and interact within the virtual world. These controllers feature wrist straps for added security, ensuring that they remain securely in place during use.

To keep the Meta Quest 3 headset powered and ready for use, the package includes a charging cable and a power adapter.

These accessories allow users to conveniently charge the headset, ensuring uninterrupted VR experiences.

Meta Quest 3 comes with Touch Plus controllers and a charging cable - Image courtesy of Meta

Available for purchase with promo bonuses

Preorders for the Meta Quest 3 come with some great perks. Available for preorder for $499.99 for the 128GB version and $649.99 for the 512GB version, retailers already started their campaigns for Meta's latest VR/AR headset.

  • Newegg offers the best overall deal, including a free Meta gift card (up to $25) and a free copy of Asgard's Wrath 2. The 128GB and 512GB versions come with a $15 and $25 gift card, respectively
  • Amazon gives you a free game, Asgard's Wrath 2, with your preorder, and the 512GB version comes with a six-month trial of Meta Quest Plus
  • Walmart also offers the same promos as Amazon
  • Best Buy rounds it out with a free copy of Asgard's Wrath 2 with every preorder of the 128GB Meta Quest 3

Correction: Newegg's promo bonus of $25 gift card is updated to be for the 512GB version of Meta Quest 3.

Featured image credit: Meta.


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