Microsoft launched the Windows Mixed Reality platform a little while ago. The company partnered with PC maker Acer to build the official developer kits for Windows Mixed Reality. During the initial launch of the Windows Mixed Reality platform, Microsoft already announced that the company is working with other OEMs to build the headsets (Head Mounted Display or HMD) for Windows Mixed Reality, including the likes of Lenovo, Dell, and Asus. Today at Computex 2017 in Taipei,
Today at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Microsoft is showing off the whole range of Windows Mixed Reality HMDs. The HMDs from Acer and HP are already available for pre-order, and Lenovo has also detailed its HMD recently. However, t his is the first time we’re getting the official pictures and some minor details about the HMDs from both Dell and Asus.
Asus’ HMD is pictured above, and it features a six degrees of freedom tracking. The company is working with Microsoft to make the HMD “Fast, powerful, and ultra-light.” Microsoft says the device features a futuristic look thanks to the “unique” polygonal 3D cover panel in the front, and the adjustable strap on the back will make it a one-hand setup.
And here’s the HMD from Dell, but details regarding the device itself is yet to be available:
Microsoft did talk about some of the design features of the Dell HMD, stating:
Dell’s stylish white headset is uniquely focused on user comfort, designed by the same team that crafts their premium XPS and Alienware PCs. The Dell headset, which will be available by holiday, is thoughtfully designed for comfort and convenience with innovations such as comfortable cushions that can be replaced for a personalized experience, weight balanced headband centered on the user’s head for long-term comfort, cable routing to free the user from dangling wires and, a flip-up visor for easy wearing and removing.
Pricing details of both the Asus and Dell HMDs aren’t available as of yet, but we’re assuming they will get revealed once we get closer to the release. These two devices do seem a lot more premium than the ones from Acer and HP, so they’ll likely cost a bit more. The devices are expected to go on store shelves later this year during the holiday season.