This week the folks at HP have revealed the release information around their fabled HP Windows Mixed Reality Developer Edition Headset. This isn’t the final edition, instead opting to use the “Developer Edition” moniker we’ve seen used on several of the most famous VR headsets to be released over the past several years. This headset is part of Microsoft’s big Windows 10 Creator Update headed to users this Fall.
This headset meets Microsoft’s recommended hardware specifications for developers, rolling with several key features right out the box. This device’s tracking system is such that no additional external trackers are required in free space. Inside-out tracking is used to make this system work – much like other Mixed Reality headsets coming soon.
This HP headset has 6DoF – six degrees of freedom – to move in mixed reality with ease. Each eye will have 1440 x 1440 of display space with up to a 90Hz refresh rate. The note sent by HP also includes the following: “all performance specifications represent the typical specifications provided by HP’s component manufacturers; actual performance may vary either higher or lower.”
HP also made mention of their headset’s “incredibly comfortable double-padded band” as well as “easy adjustments” therein. This headset certainly seems comfortable – but we’ll make sure to let you know how well it really fares when we get our review units soon!
While Microsoft notes that this HP headset will be priced at $329, HP suggests they’ll have a package available for $449.99 that includes both the headset and a pack of two controllers as well as 4 AA batteries (for the controllers). Release date is expected to be Tuesday, October 17th, 2017.