HP is bringing out an enterprise-focused version of its Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headset in March. Called the ‘Professional Edition’, HP is pushing out basically the same headset hardware-wise save a few tweaks it considers necessary for VR-use in the workplace.

As first reported by AnandTechthe HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Professional Edition will be available in March for $450—only $50 more than the consumer version is currently. Like all Windows VR headsets, both consumer and pro version feature inside-out positional tracking thanks to dual head-mounted cameras. Both consumer and pro versions feature 6DoF controllers, a flip-up design, double crown padding, dual 2.89-inch LCD screens at 1440 × 1440 resolution per display, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a ~100 degree field of view.

As far as we can tell, that extra $50 will get you 3 cleanable, detachable polyurethane face cushions, something that will definitely come in handy if the headset is used by more than one person. The consumer version features a non-removable, dense foam face cushion, otherwise known as a sweat sponge.

image courtesy AnandTech

As far as enterprise-focused VR headsets go, this may be the most demure (and cheapest) among the pack, including HTC’s Vive Business Edition ($1200) and Oculus’ Rift for Business ($900), both of which include premium services like dedicated customer support lines and extended licenses/warranties. It’s unclear from the product page if similar services will be provided by HP to entice would-be professional VR users.

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In addition to the pro version, HP has also co-developed a VR Launch Kit with Epic with the goal of streamlining VR development for professional users working in industries such as product design and architecture. The launch kit is aiming to provide an end-to-end solution that makes viewing CAD-built 3D content easier in VR.

HP is also offering companies the headset as a ‘Device as a Service (DaaS)’, which includes a monthly payment package. You can sign-up here to get notified when HP’s pro headset is available.

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  • josh

    An entire new headset just for 3 additional face pads… Why not just add this to previous editions?

    • Smokey_the_Bear

      or just a $50+- accessory.

  • Mateusz Pawluczuk

    Might be worthwhile if you’re a true prosumer : p

  • Mike

    Samsung needs to release a pro version of the Odyssey that has respectable lenses. As is, the edge distortion is immersion-breaking.

    • Smokey_the_Bear

      Or a cord extension! Its way way to short. I’ve tried buying extensions, and NONE of them work good. With just its factory cable, it works great. With a HDMI extension & a USB 3 extension, its a jittery nightmare!

  • Justin Davis

    That woman is probably disappointed that her hands aren’t being tracked.

    • MasterElwood


    • What’s worse is they posed her doing the cough and drop test.

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    • Konchu

      Who’s to say her hands couldn’t be tracked maybe this is a hint. I can see the tech being very possible. I think controllers are better at compatibility(Vive/oculus apps) and provide inputs and additional sensors but could stereo cameras track your hands why yes yes they could.

      • Justin Davis

        Yes, they could, but these HMDs don’t.

        • The Vive Pro dual depth sensing cameras on it apparently track fingers

      • Arielle

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  • Lucidfeuer

    In case consumer version fails, add 3 facepads or an integrated headset for an enterprise/pro version, who knows, maybe somehow these people are dumber and will buy it for whatever reasons?…


    THat’s cool