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CES 2017: An Up Close Look At Microsoft’s Windows 10 VR Initiative

Posted on January 6, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

It has been a few months since we last heard from Microsoft’s Virtual Reality initiative set to launch later this year with the Windows 10 Creator’s Update. In the Fall the operating system developer promised to deliver several Virtual Reality focused improvements to Windows 10 – including a 3D version of paint, support for the company’s “mixed reality” and the implementation of Windows Holographic (which powers HoloLens) into the main branch of Windows 10.

Now that the Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing technology focused site NeoWin got an up-close look at some of the consumer focused VR headsets that will launch alongside the Creator’s Update later this spring.  These include headsets from Dell, HP, Lenovo and ACER – as was previously announced.

Here are the up-close shots of said headsets from CES:

Acer Headset

Dell Headset

Lenovo Headset

3Glasses Headset

Microsoft previously also unveiled the minimum specifications required to run these headsets – for basic operations they should work on even the most modest modern laptop with 4GB of an integrated graphics card from the past couple of years. One major difference between these headsets and the higher end competition like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift (aside from price, these Windows Holographic headsets will start at $200 USD) is the refresh rate. The HTC Vive and Oculus rift can support up to 120hz, meaning that interactive experiences with frame rates ranging up to 120 FPS can be enjoyed for full immersion. These cheaper headsets will be capped at 60hz or 60 frames per second, and depending on your tolerance for motion sickness and lag, these cheaper headsets may not be ideal for gaming.

Here’s hoping we’ll see some real-world tests with these headsets in the future.



Dell’s 43-inch P4317Q Multi-Client Monitor can do four 1080p displays at once

Posted on May 29, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Having issues with desk space? Dell has an answer for you and its 43 inches across. The Dell 43 Ultra HD 4K Multi-Client Monitor also called (P4317Q ) it measures 43 inches diagonally and can deliver crisp and clear Ultra HD 4K content (3840×2160 @ 60Hz). This thing is to be frank, scary. It is not really targeted at any high end gamers, but I cant help but think that someone is going to end up using one of these to play one of the many space games out there. Either that or play 4 games at once.  The P4317Q features a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a brightness rating of 350 cd/m2. Viewing angles are listed at 178 degrees and response times are rated at 8ms. But what makes the P4317Q so special is the fact that it also supports up to four independent 1920×1080 (Full HD) views (bezel free) on that ’ 43-inch display. Multibox on a single monitor in HD goodness, or die trying.  Dell is giving you the option for the low low price of $1,350, but thats a bargain considering its 4 1080 displays right?


Dell has this to say  about their monster creation”As the top monitor brand in the world for three years and in North America for 16 years running, we want to show our commitment to our customers by teaming directly with those who would benefit most from this monitor, specifically financial traders and software developers,” said Bert Park Dell Global Software and Peripherals VP and GM. “The Dell 43 Multi-Client Monitor is a truly unique display that meets the diverse and dynamic needs of financial traders and software developers while also demonstrating ever-growing boundaries of innovation Dell is pushing.”



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