Microsoft makes VR affordable for everyone thanks to its $299 VR headsets

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Microsoft revealed a bevy of new Windows 10 features at the Windows 10 event on October 26. The company’s strategy has changed from consumption to creation and the upcoming Windows 10 3D and VR support confirms this.

Virtual reality is one of the best inventions of manking. VR would be much more popular among Microsoft fans if it weren’t for its high price tag. After all, not everyone can afford to buy a HoloLens VR headset that costs $3,000.

But Microsoft will soon revolutionize VR affordability thanks to the new VR headsets shipped by HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus and Dell. These five company will start shipping $299 VR headsets to Microsoft starting from early 2017. Thanks to this friendly price tag, Microsoft hopes millions of Windows users will dive into the VR experience.

Moreover, these headsets do not have computer-related limitations, which means they can theoretically work on any Windows 10 computer.

Powerful and affordable virtual reality is coming to everyone with the Creators Update. HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer will ship the first VR headsets capable of mixed reality with the Windows 10 Creators Update. And these accessories will be the first and only with inside-out, six-degrees of freedom. Unlike every other virtual reality headset in the market today, there will be zero need for a separate room and complicated setup. While the less immersive VR accessories today cost more than $500, or require a new expensive device, these accessories will start at just $299 and work with affordable laptops and PCs.

The upcoming HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer will allows Windows 10 Creators Update users to take their favorite apps into VR, take virtual tours of the world’s most popular cities and more.

Are you planning to buy one of these $299 VR headsets?

RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patented Technologies (requires upgrade).

Discussions

Next up

Update KB4470200 blocks problematic Insider build on Nuvoton PCs

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
2 minute read

The cumulative update KB4470200 for Windows 10 Fast Ring has just launched in the November Patch Tuesday roll out, and it packs two important fixes. Grab […]

Continue Reading

Download KB4467697, KB4467703 to fix high CPU usage issues

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
2 minute read

We continue our Patch Tuesday series. Two more updates for you in this article – KB4467697 and KB4467703, which both are an attempt to fix an issue […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 KB4467708, KB4464455 fix black screen and camera issues

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

In this article, we are going to be talking about two November 2018 Patch Tuesday updates – KB4467708 and KB4464455. Both these updates are quality improvement […]

Continue Reading