CES 2017: A virtual reality helmet for less than $400 at Lenovo

Lenovo takes advantage of CES 2017, to present a virtual reality helmet prototype. In addition to solid technical specifications, it will be offered at a very competitive price.


Virtual reality is still in its infancy, 2017 promises to be a pivotal year for this technology. Many manufacturers should position themselves in this sector and thus offer a wide range of devices. The Chinese manufacturer Lenovo takes advantage of CES 2017 to unveil a prototype. It will run under the Windows Holographic platform, developed by Microsoft.

Interesting specifications...

Although the helmet shown is not functional, the technical sheet gives an idea of the potential. It will be equipped with two OLED displays with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels. The definition will therefore be higher than that proposed on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or PSVR. Other interesting information, it will weigh only 350 grams against nearly 550 grams for HTC Vive, enough to facilitate immersion.


... At a competitive price


Concerning the overall design of the device, it is inspired by the PSVR developed by Sony. There are two cameras positioned on the front of the helmet, they will allow the device to be located in a room without using a system of sensors as on the HTC Vive. The question is whether it will be effective, nothing is sure... Finally, last important point its price, it should be close to 400 dollars (without accessories).

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