Lenovo's mixed reality headset offers built-in tracking for $350

Lenovo's Windows MR Headset Is Called Explorer, Costs $350

As has been the case for the past couple of Windows 10 releases, Microsoft doesn't start delivering a new Windows 10 feature update the month that the build is marked as "done".

The next major feature update to Windows 10 will begin rolling out from October 17.

"For the first time, we are talking about a mixed reality system that fully immerses you in the experience not limited to a mobile device screen size", added Myerson.

This also applies to Timeline-supported Microsoft apps running on your smartphone.

Lenovo revealed its Windows 10-powered Explorer AR and VR combination headset at IFA 2017 in Berlin, showing the fruits of Microsoft's initiative to make affordable headsets that appeal to all sorts of users.

The Acer headset will be the cheapest, at $299, followed by the HP at $329, and Dell / Lenovo pricing theirs at $349. Instead of using lighthouses, sensors, or a camera, the Mixed Reality sets for Windows 10 will have "inside-out" spatial tracking that relies on internal cameras, along with accelerometers within the controllers and linking sensors to the headset for positional awareness and motion tracking.

Microsoft's push comes as the US tech giants - Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, along with China's Baidu - increasingly battle to make augmented reality, together with artificial intelligence and cloud-based services, into the next computer platform.

The Fall Creators Update also includes an improved Game Mode, and a new GPU resource tracker now resided in Task Manager. Microsoft says that it will now be able to defend against new ransomware and exploits behind the scenes through the cloud. By combining our physical and digital worlds, we believe mixed reality is the next step in the evolution of human computing.

A new device, Fujitsu Lifebook P727, will be available also, but with Windows 10 S installed by default.

The new tech certainly has massive implications for gaming, but it's so far unclear how or if Microsoft will integrate its latest software with the Xbox One, the company's current-gen home gaming console. As part of this effort, the first batch of Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be available on October 17.

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