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Microsoft’s First Windows Mixed Reality Are Now Available to Developers for Preorder

At Build 2017, Microsoft has announced it’s first Windows Mixed Reality headsets from HP and Acer are now available for preorder from interested developers. Each headset features it’s own array of sensors and tracking cameras so you don’t have to set up any additional equipment around your house, while each has the following specifications onboard.

  • Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
  • Front hinged display
  • 95-degree 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 extra comfort, HP has included a double-padded headband and easy adjustment knob on their headset. Respectively, the Acer and HP headsets will retail for $299 and $329. They’ll begin shipping later this summer to developers in the US and Canada. The general public will be able to buy them starting this holiday season.

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Speaking of the general public, a special $399 package will also go on sale to this audience starting Holiday 2017 which will bundle both an Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset and motion controllers which Microsoft just debuted today as well for interaction with AR/VR content. Later this year, we also expect to see similar headsets and controllers from Dell, Lenovo, and 3Glasses.


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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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