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Lenovo Windows Holographic HMD

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==Introduction==
Lenovo has introduced a prototype version of its first [[virtual reality headset]]. The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas. The prototype is a tethered PC headset that is powered by Microsoft’s [[Windows HolographicMixed Reality]] platform. The announcement signals Lenovo’s entry into the [[VR]] market. During the unveiling of the prototype precious little was revealed about the new [[VR headset]] which is still being developed.
==Hardware==
At this point, Lenovo is revealing very little. The tech company isn’t sure of the list of features the finished product would contain. From the prototype, we can guess that the device won’t have the built-in headphones feature. It’s still unclear whether the headset would have an integrated microphone array as recommended by Microsoft. We get to understand this from the audio jack provided in the headset. The tethered VR headset is connected to the PC through two short wires: an HDMI connector and a USB connector.
During the event, Lenovo’s representative had hinted the use of Xbox One Controller as the standard input device for the HMD gadget. Lenovo has made it very clear that they are not currently working on a new controller for the headset. The functional VR headset will have Xbox One Controller or any controller that works on Windows Holographic Mixed Reality Specifications.
Position tracking in this headset is done by the two cameras on the front of the main unit of the Lenovo VR headset. These forward facing cameras use the inside-out sensors to deliver the six-degree motion tracking. The six-[[degree of freedom]] feature places the yet-to-be-released Lenovo VR headset in the high-end gadget category. Now, there is no need to prep the room where the virtual reality device would be used.
==Unanswered Questions==
Lenovo’s presentation during CES this year and Microsoft’s announcement about a new line of virtual reality headsets during the Windows event in October last year has certainly aroused great interest among tech enthusiasts. To stop the rumor mill from spreading unverified information about Lenovo Windows Holographic Mixed Reality HMD it’s necessary to inform the people of the questions that Lenovo hasn’t answered yet. The company is yet to clarify on the type of lens to be used in the headset. Furthermore, no information about the field of view or refresh rate is available.
Lenovo Windows Holographic Mixed Reality HMD will be a merged reality device that uses inside-out technology to track objects in the surrounding three-dimensional spaces, but there is no information about the type of sensors to be used.
==Cost and Release Date==
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