In April 2017 Windows 10 rolled out its Creators Edition update, bringing various new creative tools – such as Paint 3D for three-dimensional editing – into the operating system. The lesser talked about point is that the Windows Mixed Reality platform – which includes Microsoft Hololens support – is also now compatible.
That paves the way for a Mixed Reality future and it’s not just Microsoft banking on that, as five manufacturers – Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo and HP – are each developing head-mounted display systems to play nice with the cross-platform Windows setup.
The first of these, the Acer Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted display – which will almost certainly be renamed when it becomes available to buy at the end of 2017 – we got to sample at Acer’s annual conference in New York. All you’ll need to use it is a Windows PC (with discrete graphics – but in the future integrated graphics will be ample), and a head.
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