Preorder Microsoft HoloLens 2 right here

MWC 2019

Hot off the heels of announcing its new HoloLens 2, Microsoft has opened up preorders for the augmented reality headset. You can currently preorder HoloLens 2 for $3,500 directly from Microsoft.

However, as HoloLens is still very much a headset geared at enterprise uses, you won't be able to simply order it off of Microsoft's website. Rather, the company is requiring individuals and businesses to request preorders through a form, with a followup from a salesperson.

HoloLens 2 packs a number of major improvements over its predecessor. The headset runs on a Snapdragon 850 processor, meanin Microsoft has made the jump from the x86 chipset in the previous headset to the ARM platform. In addition, it now sports improved hand tracking and built-in eye tracking for interacting with holograms. It's also been redesigned, sporting a carbon fiber build and additional padding for added comfort.

If you're interested in the HoloLens 2, you can register your interest in a preorder at Microsoft now.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • What I find most promising about HoloLens 2 beyond the advancements in the technologies in the system and services, is that the enterprise edition is now $3500. This holds promise for a consumer edition being less than $2000 in 2-4 years when HoloLens 3 and the new HoloLens for consumer edition comes to market. The big shocker is Tim showing up who had been the loudest anti-Microsoft Store voice on the internet. That was a true shocker.
  • This stands no chance of Microsoft ever releasing this as a consumer device. Satya is interested in one thing and one thing only... money. This device is meant for multi-million, multi-billion dollar HoloLens/Azure contracts. It's a crying shame, too, because HoloLens 2 is a truly cool device, that could transform more humble sectors, such as education. As for Epic's announcement... there may be some limited gaming potential in augmented reality, but full on virtual reality will always trump mixed reality in gaming. Nadella's Microsoft is all about big $ deals. The kind of money he's after is only found in big industry and government contracts, not consumer.
  • It will definitely come to consumers at some point, maybe not in its current form but when AR becomes more mainstream then it'll be there.
  • I agree, it will be out when MR Windows 10 is mainstream enough to carry around like a phone.
  • Tell that to Kipman, who explicitly said "this is not a consumer device - yet".
  • Agreed, UE support is nice. What's not nice is the battery runtime of HoloLens 2 of 2.5 hours (and that's going to be in a best case scenario).
  • Color me impressed! What an event.
  • To build our own version of HoloLens for masses, how to get tech info on royalty basis from Microsoft? Whom to contact?