You’ll Be Able to Run Windows 10 VR Headsets on Almost Any Modern Laptop

The race to perfecting virtual reality is in full swing right now and Microsoft is as good a contender as any other technology giant.

Microsoft recently unveiled its latest virtual reality headsets for Windows 10. A part of the company’s Windows 10 Creators Update coming next year, the headsets will cost $299 and won’t require any complicated setup (like Oculus’ Rift or HTC’s Vive). They are also considerably cheaper than the other two.

Microsoft recently started including a “Windows Holographic First Run” application that tests a machine to ensure it’s compatibility in the latest Windows 10 builds. According to that application, here are the minimum specs your PC would need to be able to run it,

  • 4GB of RAM
  • USB 3.0 port
  • A graphics card with DirectX 12 support
  • 4 CPU cores, including dual-core processors with hyperthreading

If Microsoft adheres to these specification requirements in the future too, most modern PCs available today would have no problem running Windows 10 VR.

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The VR field has gotten pretty crowded in recent days. Facebook-owned Oculus and HTC’s Vive VR are fighting for VR on PC while Sony has unveiled its own PS VR device for its console. On mobile, Google has a solid control, thanks to its Cardboard experiment. They’ve now built on their initial success to introduce Daydream VR as well.

Source— TheVerge


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