Here’s What’s Inside Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens; Full Specs Revealed
Full specifications of the Microsoft HoloLens devkit have surfaced on the web, revealing the exact hardware found inside the $3,000 Augmented Reality device.
Published by Windows Central, HoloLens headset runs on a custom version of 32-bit Windows 10, using an Intel Atom processor based on Braswell architecture coupled with a 2GB of RAM. The CPU isn’t particularly powerful considering it sports four logical cores, each running at 1.04 GHz. Though the 64GB of storage should be more than enough.
Further, the device boasts a built-in camera, capable of shooting pictures of up to 2.4 megapixels and videos of 1.1 megapixels at 30fps.
HoloLens Hardware Specifications
- OS: Windows 10.0.11802.1033 / 32-bit
- CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8100 @1.04 GHz, Intel Airmont (14nm), 4 Logical Processors, 64-bit capable
- GPU/HPU: HoloLens Graphics
- GPU Vendor ID: 8086h (Intel)
- Dedicated Video Memory: 114 MB
- Shared System Memory: 980 MB
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 64GB (54.09 GB available)
- App Memory Usage Limit: 900 MB
- Battery: 16,500 mWh
- Camera Photos: 2.4 MP (2048×1152)
- Camera Video: 1.1 MP (1408×792)
- Video Speed: 30 FPS
The specifications seem rather underwhelming, then why does Microsoft HoloLens cost a whopping $3,000?
It’s probably because of the Holographic Processing Unit (HPU), which can reportedly process “terabytes” of information from all of the HoloLens sensors in real time. This results in driving up the cost dramatically. There is possibility though, that the price will fall once the device’s production ramps up.
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