Nov 22, 2016 05:00 AM EST
Windows 10 VR System Requires 4GB RAM, USB 3.0; Alcatel Idol 4S First Windows 10 Mobile VR Device?
Windows 10 VR headsets are slated to roll out in 2017. Rumor has it that the company's virtual computing environment may require at least 4GB RAM and a USB 3.0 port, among others. Additionally, the company also released its first VR-ready phone with Windows 10.
Windows 10 VR is reportedly set on competing with other third-party headsets coming from more established OEM partners that start at just $299. The minimum specs have allegedly been revealed. It should be noted that the specs are not too demanding which may allow more of the targeted customers to purchase the product.
A Windows Holographic First Run tester application was reportedly used in pre-release builds of the Windows 10. These builds were reportedly reserved for testers. Apparently, the tests were able to reveal the minimum system requirements for running the Windows 10 VR.
The Windows 10 VR may require at least 4GB of systems RAM and a graphics card that will be able to support DirectX 12, TechCrunch reported. Moreover, the device may require at least a single USB 3.0 port. Additionally, four CPU cores may be necessary that may include dual-core processors with hyperthreading capability. The VR headset price is yet to be revealed but is expected to offer a competitive price.
In other news, before the Windows 10 VR hits the stores, Microsoft is reportedly set on joining the mobile VR race too. Alcatel recently developed a Windows 10-powered Idol 4S model. The device is said to be the company's first mobile handset running on the Windows 10 OS and with Virtual Reality Capabilities, Engadget reported.
Windows 10 VR will not be the only project that Microsoft will be doing in terms of virtual reality. The Idol 4S with Windows 10 reportedly packs a more powerful Snapdragon processor, more RAM and storage and a sharper camera. The VR app store comes with two categories--Games and 360 degree Media. Watch the Windows 10 VR review here:
Join the Conversation