Virtual reality is expanding at a rapid rate and Lenovo is ready to enter the VR space. Lenovo VR Headset is based on Windows Holographic platform making it easy to develop for while remaining cost effective and lightweight. Launching later in 2017, here’s what you can expect from Lenovo VR Headset.
Weight and Comfort
Lenovo really wanted an accessible HMD. As a result, Lenovo chose to change up the standard strap design and go for a visor approach like PlayStation VR. Lenovo Headset VR also has a hinge on its visor, allowing the HMD to be easier to wear for people with glasses.
To make Lenovo VR Headset even more accessible, Lenovo made it really lightweight. Coming in at 350g, Lenovo VR Headset is lighter than Rift (470g) and Vive (555g).
Lenovo chose to utilize inside-out tracking with their VR Headset. HTC Vive also uses inside-out, but Vive requires lightposts mounted around the room. Lenovo VR Headset is more like Microsoft Hololens where all the tracking elements are contained within the headset, meaning no extra hardware is required which also makes Lenovo VR Headset much more portable. On top of using inside-out tracking, Lenovo tossed in 1440x1440p screens so images will be crisp. Unfortunately, the unit Lenovo has at CES 2017 is component complete, but it wasn’t able to be fired up.
Lenovo VR Headset is a codename, but be on the lookout for it later in 2017 with an MSRP between $300 – $400.
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