Dell gets into VR with the Visor VR headset and controllers

Cheryl Sanders
August 30, 2017

In another key development, Dell has announced numerous crucial updates to its XPS (XPS 13) and Inspiron systems. Again there are latest-gen Intel processors and DDR4 memory.

Other big reveals today include the new Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 line (seen above) which is being offered in two sizes: 13 and 15 inches.

Dell proposes users will have up to 22 hours of battery life in the case of the Full HD display (as was the case previously, the notebook can alternatively be configured with a 3,200 x 1,800-resolution screen, but that obviously has more of a hit on the battery).

The new chips also offered support for Windows Hello's biometric face-based security login, and so that's purportedly here as well, bringing more of that easy login for Windows 10 to more laptops.

So there's that, with the Inspiron range basically taken care of.

The new laptops use Intel's latest "eighth generation" Core processors, just like every other new PC we're expecting over the next week or so. There's also a change to the XPS 13 we reviewed earlier in the year, as well.

Company Dell introduced its first helmet of virtual reality.

The Dell Visor doesn't ship with a controller of any kind, but it's compatible with Microsoft's new Mixed Reality Controllers, which are tracked by the headset's external sensors.

Dell has unveiled its "Windows Mixed Reality Visor" headset a.k.a. Dell Visor at an introductory price of $349.99.

The Dell Visor will be available to preorder sometime next month during September 2017 and a set of optional motion controllers have also been created that will be available to purchase separately priced at $100. If the Dell Visor can provide almost the same experience as a Microsoft HoloLens, experiencing VR without shelling too many funds is something both consumers and enterprises can hope for in the future. We will tell you what it is like when we get up close and personal.

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