The Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality VR Headset is due to release in three days and can be pre-ordered on the Microsoft Store.
Lenovo Explorer VR Specifications
- Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
- 2.89” diagonal display size (x2)
- Front hinged display, so you can flip the headset up while working
- Up to 105 degrees horizontal field of view
- Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
- Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
- Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
- Inside-out tracking
- 4.00m cable
Not sure if your PC is powerful enough? Run the test via this app and you’ll know if your system meets the requirements. Keep in mind your system must be running the current Windows 10 Fall Creators update.
Pricing for the Lenovo Explorer and Motion Controllers will start at USD$449, while retail pricing of the Lenovo Explorer without the Motion Controllers is USD$349. Please refer to Lenovo’s online store in each country for local pricing as the prices will vary.
Gavin O’Hara, Lenovo’s Global Social Media publisher writes, “We designed Lenovo Explorer as a natural, affordable extension of your PC. You can use it to browse online or watch shows in a virtual home office environment. You can watch magnificent 3D, 360 and 4K videos. (You can even access Microsoft Office if that’s your thing.)
So what sets Lenovo Explorer apart from more established rivals like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive? Five things stand out to me: weight, price, resolution, comfort & simplicity.
Let’s hit simplicity first. The Explorer headset requires no external sensors–instead, you use a single cable to connect it to your Lenovo (or, if you must, non-Lenovo) Windows 10 PC and you’re off and running.”