The new version of the Microsoft operating system comes with solutions already on sale or in pre-reservation mode from manufacturers such as Dell, Acer, HP, Lenovo or Samsung. The low price of 399 euros could democratize the technology.
Microsoft has announced its Windows Mixed Reality helmet from Samsung, the HMD Odyssey , which joins the portfolio of Windows Mixed Reality device solutions . In this way, it is already possible to pre-reserve the new mixed-mode helmets. This is not news, since we all hoped that with the availability of the new version of the operating system Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, presented last October 17, and its support of mixed environments, the takeoff of these new technologies would not be done wait.
From Microsoft they emphasize that the users in their homes as well as the work environments are already demanding these new technologies in order to be able to translate the ideas beyond the paper, the screen or that remain in mere descriptions. In fact, the message of the Redmonds in this regard is to be able to embrace everything between augmented reality and virtual reality; design innovative devices and technologies such as the new HoloLens ; and last but not least, create a unified platform of applications and services.
In this sense, since October 17, those who acquire a Windows Mixed Reality glasses can enjoy more than 20,000 applications in the Microsoft Store, with titles of all kinds to complement all the immersive VR content that gives meaning to reality mixed The company already announced last month that it was working with companies such as Valve to run SteamVR content on Windows Mixed Reality devices, and developers can now access the Windows Mixed Reality SteamVR preview to test new experiences. Availability for the end user will arrive by the end of the year.
The other takeoff in PC computers will be propitiated by the final availability of the new version of the operating system Windows 10 Fall Creators Update . It is the first desktop operating system that supports it and will henceforth be installed on most PCs marketed by leading manufacturers. For the use of some of these glasses, the requirements are not very advanced, since it counts with having Intel Core i5 dual-core processor, Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics, 8 GB RAM, SSD of at least 100 GB and HDMI 1.4 video output, HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort. Bluetooth connectivity is also required for wireless control.
Thus, the mixed-case helmets already available for pre-booking or purchase are already numerous, and unlike virtual reality models, their price is much more affordable, and the necessary connections are easier to perform. Thus, from a price of around 399 euros, it is possible to acquire one of the following solutions.