Virtual Reality is back this year at the CES show and Lenovo takes the spotlight with the first VR Windows Holographic-powered headset.
During CES 2017, Lenovo unveiled the prototype to their own virtual reality (VR) device. The VR headset in question puts under the spotlight Microsoft’s Windows Holographic platform, which was announced last year during an exclusive conference.
Details fail to mention any official name for Lenovo’s prototype VR headset. However, what we do know is that the device features a pair of 1440 x 1440 pixels OLED displays. Compared to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Lenovo’s headset delivers a better and higher resolution. Unfortunately, the prototype demonstrated at CES couldn’t be tested, so the claims have yet to be validated.
Lenovo’s device runs using Microsoft’s Windows Holographic platform. The headset features a set of sensors that are located within the device itself. When it comes down to weight, the VR prototype weights 350g, which is a whopping 200g less than the HTC Vive. The design was heavily inspired by Sony and PlayStation’s PS VR model.
Floating Features & More Details
As aforementioned above, the device runs on Microsoft’s Windows Holographic platform. Based off details shared by Lenovo, applications such as Windows Store will be displayed in Theater mode – it will basically be floating around your display. As an example, you can check out how the HoloLens displays it.
Even though the VR headset doesn’t feature the AR optical projection used in Microsoft’s HoloLens, it will be able to run certain applications using mixed reality (AR + VR). Lenovo’s VR device is said to cost between $300 and $400. The company stated that although the price window was unveiled, the price itself isn’t set in stone. However, they reassured everyone by claiming that the price will be closer to $300.