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

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?

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