As expected Microsoft has today made their Windows mixed reality headsets available to pre-order with prices starting from $299, with officially shipping starting during the summer months of 2017.
Two developer models are currently available from Acer and HP costing $299 or $329 respectively, both of which are now available to pre-order and will start shipping this summer.
The launch of the mixed reality headsets follows on from the previous launch of the developer SDK made available by Microsoft earlier this year. Microsoft explains a little more about what you can expect from the mixed reality hardware which combines both virtual reality and augmented reality in one device.
Immersive experiences are in high demand. And mixed reality is going to be accessible to many more users in the near future. The upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will pair out-of-box with Windows Mixed Reality-ready PCs. Create the thrilling mixed reality experiences that can reach the masses.
Windows Mixed Reality apps and games will run on a broad range of PCs and headsets, expanding consumer choice and accelerating adoption. Windows Mixed Reality experiences allow a variety of inputs such as advanced motion controllers, gamepads, mice, keyboards, as well as the power of gaze and voice. Windows Mixed Reality headsets and motion controllers give you the freedom to create the content you imagine with full rotational and positional tracking built into the headset.
The path to developing is easier than you think with the Universal Windows Platform. Use a single set of APIs and a common set of skills to create apps and games. Visit the Windows Dev Center to view our documentation, download the tools, and join our community of developers.
Windows Mixed Reality Headset Specifications:
- Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
- 2.89” diagonal display size (x2)
- Front hinged display
- 95 degrees horizontal field of view
- Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
- Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
- Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
- Inside-out tracking
- 4.0 meter cable
For more information on the Windows mixed reality headsets which are now available to preorder jump over to the official Microsoft store by following the link below.
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