Windows 10 Fall Creators Update arrives on October 17

Posted on Friday, September 01 2017 @ 15:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The next big update for Windows 10 will be rolled out in about six weeks. Microsoft revealed today it will start distributing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17. These rollouts are done in waves so unless you install the update manually, it can take many weeks or even months until the update arrives on your system. This is because the software giant wants to ensure they don't roll out the updates to systems that still have compatibility issues.

A list of new features can be found at the Windows Blog. One of the big new things is the arrival of Windows Mixed Reality:
Lastly, with the Fall Creators Update, we are enabling you to immerse yourself in a new reality, the world of Windows Mixed Reality. By combining our physical and digital worlds, we believe mixed reality is the next step in the evolution of human computing. For the first time, we are talking about a mixed reality system that fully immerses you in the experience not limited to a mobile device screen size. One that is easy to setup, not requiring you to mount cameras around the room, just put the headset on your head, plug it into your PC and get started, leaving your hands free to interact with the mixed world. It’s available from a wide range of partners around the world, like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo with headsets starting as low as $299.
Various big PC vendors have shown off Mixed Reality Headsets, with prices starting around $299. Most of these products will start shipping around October 17.
  • Acer will offer their Windows Mixed Reality Headset with motion controllers. When the headset is paired with the controllers you can take advantage of the full position and rotational tracking in the headset to easily create content or play games.
  • ASUS’ Windows Mixed Reality headset will be available in Spring of 2018 and will offer a unique design with a pattern of hundreds of 3D polygons and glossy tone-on-tone effect.
  • The Dell Visor features high resolution 1440 x 1440 LCD panels for a sharp and smooth 360° panoramic experience for an “as-if-you-are-there” view. It’s thoughtfully engineered for comfort and convenience with well-cushioned head and face padding that allow for comfortable wear, even for users who wear glasses.
  • The HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset will also be bundled with motion controllers to provide great Mixed Reality experiences.
  • The Lenovo Explorer headset is ergonomically designed and optimized for comfort so you can immerse yourself in mixed reality experiences for long periods.
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