Augmented and mixed reality are often seen as the next major revolution in mobile computing. But Microsoft is the only company on the market right now literally making billions, while others are still in development. While Apple is likely to do well in the consumer market, Microsoft is poised for the rest.
In 2016, Microsoft showed off a concept of 'holoportation' using 3D scans of people to "beam them" to a virtual location. Today, the company is making it a reality with Microsoft Mesh's announcement, a new mixed-reality platform powered by its Azure cloud service. The company is also teaming up with James Cameron, Niantic, and Guy Laliberté of Cirque du Soleil to use the tech in real life.
The Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10, with its powerful hardware and easy-access, stylish case, is the best desktop for VR. There are, however, a bunch of other options that you might be interested in based on budget and design.
Microsoft's latest HoloLens headset, the HoloLens 2, has only been available to developers for several months. However, now it's open for anyone to order directly from the Microsoft Store — if you have $3,500 to spare.