Lenovo's mixed reality headset offers built-in tracking for $350

Randall Craig
September 2, 2017

"By combining our physical and digital worlds, we believe mixed reality is the next step in the evolution of human computing", Myerson said in the blog post. The most affordable Mixed Reality headset will be the one from Acer, priced at $299, followed by HP's device priced at $329; while Lenovo and Dell will price theirs at $349. The headset will cost $350 with controllers costing an extra $100 each.

That's £399 including the standard design motion controllers as part of a bundle, an expensive enough add-on in their own right.

Terry Myerson announced at the IFA 2017 keynote that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be available starting from 17 October. We'd certainly hope so.

Microsoft's push comes as the USA tech giants - Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, along with China's Baidu - increasingly battle to make augmented reality, together with artificial intelligence and cloud-based services, into the next computer platform.

Principal to the Fall Update is the activation of Windows Mixed Reality functionality.

The update also includes features like Windows Inking, which lets you scribble directly onto PDFs; a revamped Photos application that offers "remixed experiences for telling your stories with photos, videos, music, 3D, and even inking;" and OneDrive Files On-Demand, which will let you access your cloud files via File Explorer. Considering that Microsoft confirmed the date today, Lenovo might edit the release a second time to add the official date to it again.

Unfortunately, the new release won't include one of the more exciting features that Microsoft has planned. Another feature that is delayed is the Clipboard feature, which allows users to copy data between phones and PCs. Its predecessor, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, a k a 1607 for July 2016, didn't begin rolling out until August. With the Fall Creators Update, we are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative.

Windows 10 is created to power all kinds of devices, from wearable computers to smartphones to desktop machines, and an application needs to be written just once to perform on all of them, according to Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella.

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