Microsoft Unveils ASUS and Dell VR Headsets

Microsoft has been showcasing the latest Windows 10 VR/Mixed Reality headsets at Computex this week.

Microsoft had already let users get a glimpse of the headsets from Acer and HP, but now they have revealed what the Windows 10 mixed reality (MR) headsets from manufacturers ASUS and Dell will look like.

The headsets, as revealed by Engadget, look to be roughly the same size as the device from Acer, and both share a similar construction and design for the head strap, though the Dell device seems to be a little bulkier. Both devices have a minimalist, stripped-down look, presumably to save on weight, though the ASUS device has a decorative touch with the front faceplate having a polygonal effect to make it distinctive.

Image via Engadget

Specifications for the devices from ASUS and Dell have not yet been revealed, though speculation is that the new headsets are quite likely to have similar specifications to the Acer and HP devices which are currently available for pre-order through the Microsoft store. The specifications for the Acer and HP devices are as follows:

  • 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
Image via Engadget

The ASUS and Dell devices are not yet listed for pre-order on the Microsoft store so a price point for the devices is not yet known. Nor has there been any further word on if Lenovo are still working on a Windows 10 VR headset. The Acer and HP headsets are currently priced at $299 (USD) and $329 respectively, with an estimated shipping date of August 2017.

VRFocus will bring you further updates on the Windows 10 VR headsets as it becomes available.

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