Back in October, Microsoft announced that it would be working with its partners - HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer - to launch new mixed reality headsets that start at $299, a more cost-effective option than competing devices from Oculus and HTC. Since then, developer kits from HP and Acer were made available for pre-order at Microsoft's Build 2017 conference, and began shipping a few weeks ago.
But other than news about developer units, companies haven't really unveiled their final products, until now. As one of the first announcements to come out of IFA 2017, Dell has christened its Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted display (HMD) as the Visor.
The Visor includes inside-out tracking - like most of the other Windows HMDs - which means that it can "scan surroundings instead of satellite emitters positioned inside the room." Dell says that the technology is "future-proof" and that it's platform-agnostic, meaning that it can communicate with other mixed reality headset brands that come out in the future.
According to an announcement from Microsoft earlier today, the Dell Visor (and other HMDs) will work at 60 frames per second when used with a PC that has integrated graphics, or 90 frames per second when used with a PC that has a dedicated GPU.
The Visor will be available in the US "in the coming months" for $349.99. There will also be controllers that are sold for $99.99, and a bundle that's a penny more expensive than buying both separately, for $449.99. You'll be able to get it from Dell.com, Microsoft Stores, and Best Buy, and Dell says that there will be more information unveiled on Friday.