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The Meta Quest 3 and the Apple Vision Pro are two VR headsets that could hardly be more different at first glance. With a price of around €500, the Quest 3 is significantly cheaper than the Vision Pro, which costs around €3500. Nevertheless, a comparison is worthwhile, as both devices have their own advantages and weaknesses.

Gaming

The Meta Quest 3 VR glasses impress with an extensive library of VR games and precise controller control. The Vision Pro, on the other hand, offers a higher resolution for razor-sharp images. The controls are innovative with hand and eye tracking, but are imprecise in some situations. For example, it can be difficult to aim at interface elements that are very close together using eye tracking.

Productivity

The Quest 3 scores with its lower price and easy connection to PC games. Although the image sharpness is significantly better compared to the Quest 2, it is still no fun to read small text on the Quest 3. The Vision Pro, on the other hand, impresses with its high resolution, realistic colors and an elegant passthrough mode. The integration into the Apple ecosystem enables seamless use with other Apple devices. The idea is that you can do without large monitors with the Vision Pro.

Compatibility

The Quest 3 is compatible with PC and Oculus Link, but offers weaker integration with other operating systems. Microsoft programs such as Word now also run on the Quest, but there is no connection to the PC. Data has to be laboriously transferred back and forth via USB and even Dropbox does not always work. The Vision Pro, on the other hand, fits seamlessly into the Apple ecosystem and is compatible with iPhones, iPads and Macs.

Performance

The Quest 3 currently offers the best computing power in its price class thanks to the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chip. However, the graphics quality is significantly weaker compared to the Vision Pro.

The Vision Pro, on the other hand, impresses with the highest computing power in the standalone VR sector and enables photorealistic graphics. However, this computing power requires a lot of electricity. As a result, the Vision Pro has outsourced the battery to an external, corded power bank. Personally, however, I don't find this particularly annoying. Apple relies on the M2 Pro chip, which is also used in Apple laptops. The performance of the Vision Pro is therefore more like that of a laptop than that of a fast tablet, as is the case with the Quest 3.

Conclusion

The choice between Quest 3 and Vision Pro depends heavily on individual needs and budget.

GamerQuest 3 is the best choice for gamers looking for a large game library. You can also play all XBOX games on the Quest. Perhaps Apple's VR glasses will also support some games in the future. At the moment, however, it still looks a bit sparse.

ProductivityVision Pro is ideal for Apple users who need a high-resolution and intuitive VR device for productive tasks.

Enthusiasts: The Vision Pro offers the best VR experience with the highest resolution, computing power and integration into the Apple ecosystem. Not to mention, Apple products bring with them a prestige that Meta's glasses simply don't have. 

Additional points

  • Quest 3: Internal battery, lighter weight, option
  • Vision Pro: Greater wearing comfort thanks to dual-loop band, ability to use multiple Apple devices simultaneously, better streaming support.

Recommendation

The choice between Quest 3 and Vision Pro depends heavily on individual needs and budget. Both devices offer unique advantages and are suitable for different areas of application.


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