Windows Mixed Reality Headsets Roadmap Announced: IFA 2017

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As part of the launch of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, manufacturers such as Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will release a wide range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets and motion controllers. Expected to be available starting $299, the Windows Mixed Reality headsets will help you to play games comfortably.

Acer is gearing up to launch Windows Mixed Reality Headset coupled with motion controllers. After the successful pairing of the headset with the controller, it is possible to leverage the benefits of the full position including the ability to track rotationally in the headset for the purpose of content creation and game play.

Asus headsets will ship in a unique design and will be available in Spring 2018. The headsets will have a pattern of 3D polygons paired with glossy tone-on-tone effect. HP and Lenovo will also launch their own exclusive Mixed Reality headsets bundled with motion controllers. Lenovo’s headset will be designed in such a way to provide a comfortable and ergonomic working experience when used for an extended time.

The upcoming Dell Visor headset will be equipped with a high-resolution display to provide a sharp and smooth 360-degree panoramic experience. Designed with ultimate comfort in mind, the Dell Visor will ship with a cushioned head and face padding material. The headset will also be compatible for those users who wear glasses. The Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be available after the launch of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17.

With the launch of the Windows 10 Fall creators update, users will be able to work with a wide range of features such as Windows Inking, OneDrive Files On-Demand, Gaming, Security, and accessibility related improvements. The new update will be available from October 17. MSDN subscribers will be able to download the update immediately.

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If you are an existing user of Windows 10, it is possible to update the installation. It is absolutely essential to establish connectivity with Wi-Fi and connect your laptop to an AC power source before proceeding to install the Windows 10 Fall Creators update.

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