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Lenovo VR Headset Announced at CES 2017

Lenovo is among the biggest names in the markets of smartphone technology. The brand has been around for quite a long while, and is the biggest player in the laptop markets. Over the years, they have been bringing forward a number of innovations to the table, and have been progressing in the smartphone markets too, thanks to the help from Motorola. Today, at the CES 2017 event, Lenovo announced an all-new Lenovo VR Headset.


This headset is reportedly going to be priced in at a price point of less than $400. The device has a rather sleek look to it, and is meant to function on Windows powered devices. Microsoft had been hinting about a number of Windows devices to soon be getting VR support, and this looks like the first step forward, with the new Lenovo VR headset.

What also separates the Lenovo VR headsets from the others like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive is the fact that these headsets are quite light. They’re nearly 200 grams lighter than the Oculus Rift, and 100 grams lighter than the HTC Vive. It provides a 1440×1440 resolution, and crystal clear display.

These Lenovo VR headsets also come with two cameras in the front, which allow the users to take a look at the goings-on in their room without having to constantly take on or take off the headset. Something we have seen in various other headsets this year, and a quite handy feature, giving it a room-scale vision.

Lenovo has indeed been playing around with cameras for quite a while now. First they released the Lenovo Phab2 Pro which had a number of cameras on it, and now these cameras on the Lenovo VR headset. It is also possible that these cameras might help deliver a Microsoft Hololens level mixed-reality experience for the users. However, this is indeed quite a start from Lenovo!

Article written by Karan Paul

Fond of football, and particularly of Manchester United, Karan is a law student from Rajkot. However, he has been writing technology for the past 2 years. He covers day to day news stories for Newsient, and loves to play around with the newest of gadgets! Contact him at [email protected]