Microsoft has been chattering about its Windows Mixed Reality HMDs (by various names) for nearly a year, and now you can preorder any of the five that the company publicly acknowledges. (What happened to 3Glasses?)
It’s noteworthy that the forthcoming Asus HMD, about which we know little, is also not on Microsoft’s list of devices in today’s announcements.
We’ve had a substantial amount of hands-on time with Acer’s version, and we’ve had a chance to handle the MR motion controllers Microsoft has built, too. The company announced the Acer HMD bundle as well as the HP headset back at Microsoft Build this spring, and since then we’ve learned about similar headsets from Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and now Samsung.
The Acer, HP, Dell, and Lenovo headsets have actually already been available for preorder; the Samsung model is now joining the preorder party. Asus remains curiously absent.
The below represents what is currently available. We will update as needed.
|HMD||Base Price (HMD only)||Bundle Price (incl. Motion controllers)||Where To Buy|
|Acer Windows Mixed Reality HMD (AH100)||--||$400||Best Buy|
|Dell Visor||$350||$450||Dell (bundle)|
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|HP Windows Mixed Reality HMD (VR1000-100)||--||$450||Best Buy|