Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Microsoft launches Windows Mixed Reality headsets at Computex 2017

Microsoft reveals Dell and Asus Windows Mixed Reality headsets Microsoft showcases Windows Mixed Reality headsets
Velma Reese | 01 June, 2017, 02:16

The tech giant also outlined key areas of focus to inspire customers, increase momentum in the PC market with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and spark emerging categories including Windows Mixed Reality, Windows and Azure solutions for the Internet of Things.

At the show this year, we are able to show off the great new designs from these partners making mixed reality available for everyone later this year.

Meant to help push AR and VR into the mainstream, Windows 10 Creators Update includes software components that provide convincing virtual experiences on Windows PCs with modest specifications.

Because these headsets all conform to the Windows Mixed Reality standard, they are all universally compatible with the same VR software that's built-in to Windows 10, and they will work broadly with the same apps and games.

Lions 2017: Why the All Blacks will tame the Lions
That's one of the things that will bring you together. there's been a fair amount of it, to be fair, and I hope it will be good". But the fact is this is the biggest money spinner outside of the World Cup, and they have to go where the most cash can be made.

In terms of design and aesthetics, ASUS takes the crown even though some of the elements continue to remain common in all the Windows Mixed Reality headsets. After revealing that Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will all create headsets, Microsoft is providing a little more detail about the Dell, Asus, and Lenovo devices today.

While we've already learned about the capabilities of the headset made by HP and Acer, Microsoft has today chose to focus most of its attention towards the remaining partners - Dell, ASUS, and Lenovo. Microsoft is collaborating with its ecosystem on a shared vision that starts with a close partnership at the silicon layer, with Intel and Qualcomm, and with its mobile operator partners to provide seamless eSIM connectivity. At Computex 2017, Microsoft detailed new Windows headsets coming from Dell, Asus and Lenovo. Asus, HP and Lenovo have already pledged their allegiance.

The annual worldwide computer expo that is Computex 2017 is officially underway in Taipei, Taiwan, and lots of Microsoft-related announcements are now rolling in.

The launch train motors along at Computex on Day 3 with big announcements, so strap in and hop on for the ride as we bring you all the big launches from Day 3. The show is open May 30 through June 3.


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