Microsoft announce their Windows Mixed Reality and Windows Mixed Reality Ultra PCs sticker program at IFA 2017

One of the main reasons PC buyers will be opting for more powerful (and more expensive) hardware this Christmas will be support for Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Even the lowest configuration require at least a Core i5 processor, and there are specific requirements about which ports and even which level of Bluetooth your PC needs.

To help buyers through this process Microsoft has devices a sticker program for Windows Mixed Reality Ready PCs, at its basic and Ultra level, which deliver 90 fps video.

Microsoft has certified 37 PCs and laptops so far, with more to come.

The minimum specs for each level is below.

Desktop and Notebook PCs with Discrete Graphics (‘Mixed Reality Ultra’)Desktop and Notebook PCs with Integrated Graphics (‘Mixed Reality’)
Operating SystemWindows 10 (RS3) Fall Creators Update – Home, Pro, Business, Education
Processori5 Intel Core i5 (4th generation) CPU with 4 or more physical cores AMD FX-4350 4.2Ghz (desktop), 4 or more physical coresIntel Core i5 (7th generation) CPU, 2 physical cores with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled
RAM8GB DDR38GB DDR3 Dual Channel
Hard Disk Space10 GB of free space
Graphics CardNVidia GTX 965M/AMD RX 460 or greater DX12 capable discrete GPUIntegrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 or greater DX12 capable integrated GPU
Graphics DriverWindows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2
DisplayConnected external or integrated VGA (800×600) display
Graphics Display Port1 x available HDMI 1.4/ DisplayPort 1.2
USB Connectivity1 x available USB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C
Bluetooth (for accessories)Bluetooth 4.0

PCs wil the sticker will start showing up this holiday season.

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