Earlier, PImax announced a new VR head display called “artisan”. According to Martin lammi (sweviver), European marketing director of PImax, this headmaster will not be available until 2020. However, PImax posted product pictures on Twitter and uploaded them to the company’s official website.
It is not clear whether the team is using one for each eye × 1440 monitor, or two 3200 monitors × 1440 display. Considering that the FOV is low and only 140 degrees (“8K” and “5K” products are 200 degrees FOV), the team is likely to install monitors for two eyes respectively. Artisan has the same 120 refresh rate as the $700 “5K” plus. Therefore, considering all the above factors, PImax may position artisan as its low-cost head display.
So far, the official has not released any new news, so it is difficult to guess the specific goal of PImax. However, PImax can not complete the order quantity of “8K” head display of KickStarter sponsors and regular customers, so this Christmas sale picture may only be the marketing strategy of festival fools, and it is likely that the company has not hinted that it will be released before Christmas in 2019. Of course, Martin lammi was surprised by this statement. He explained at the PImax forum that he would focus on displaying artisan’s head display at CES 2020 in early January next year: “if someone asked me what’s going on, I don’t know. Or I know, but I can’t talk about it publicly. This was supposed to be announced and displayed on CES.”
Lammi further said that he did not even know the release date, nor did he understand why artisan clearly had the same large volume as “8K” and “5K”, but did not reach the same FOV. “The redesign process is very expensive and time-consuming. A new body design may be launched in the future (who knows), but certainly not at this time,” lammi said.
In any case, we can look forward to CES 2020, which will be held in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10, 2020.