1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I have a birthday coming up and wanna know how much the new hololens will cost???
    01-21-2015 10:47 PM
  2. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    It has not been announced, although the have said it will be within reach for the public so I would guess probably $400-$500?? It also isn't expected to be out until the "windows 10 timeframe" which probably means after July.
    It'll almost HAVE to be more than that. Google Glass was $1,500 and wasn't as-advanced as this stuff. I mean, they had to create a new processor to handle HoloLens. I would probably make $1,000 my low-end guess.
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I doubt if it'll even be available for the general public. It sounds like a prototype for research.
    01-21-2015 10:49 PM
  4. benrp's Avatar
    It has not been announced, although the have said it will be within reach for the public so I would guess probably $400-$500?? It also isn't expected to be out until the "windows 10 timeframe" which probably means after July.
    01-21-2015 11:04 PM
  5. ajst222's Avatar
    I doubt if it'll even be available for the general public. It sounds like a prototype for research.
    I don't think a device they would use just for research would have had such a big showing at the Windows 10 even, be front and center on their website, have it's own consumer-looking site, and have a "sign up for email updates" on it. That all sounds like it will be a real product, and the way they showcased it also gave me that vibe. Announcing that it will be available in the "Windows 10 timeframe" also points to that. If it was a product for research, they wouldn't have mentioned any sort of availability, or maybe not have even showed it at their consumer event.
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    01-23-2015 04:39 PM
  6. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    It has not been announced, although the have said it will be within reach for the public so I would guess probably $400-$500?? It also isn't expected to be out until the "windows 10 timeframe" which probably means after July.
    It'll almost HAVE to be more than that. Google Glass was $1,500 and wasn't as-advanced as this stuff. I mean, they had to create a new processor to handle HoloLens. I would probably make $1,000 my low-end guess.
    01-23-2015 07:31 PM
  7. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    It'll almost HAVE to be more than that. Google Glass was $1,500 and wasn't as-advanced as this stuff. I mean, they had to create a new processor to handle HoloLens. I would probably make $1,000 my low-end guess.
    All MS said was that it is "affordable", so at $1000, im not sure if thats what they call affordable. My optimistic guesses are that it could be the same price as a flagship phone perhaps $700 or less.
    01-23-2015 07:46 PM
  8. ajst222's Avatar
    All MS said was that it is "affordable", so at $1000, im not sure if thats what they call affordable. My optimistic guesses are that it could be the same price as a flagship phone perhaps $700 or less.

    When did they mention it being affordable? Not saying you're wrong, I just don't remember them mentioning anything about a price
    01-23-2015 08:09 PM
  9. Ruined's Avatar
    It'll almost HAVE to be more than that. Google Glass was $1,500 and wasn't as-advanced as this stuff. I mean, they had to create a new processor to handle HoloLens. I would probably make $1,000 my low-end guess.
    Economies of scale plus a consumer version subsidized by an enterprise version could make 999 possible. Also the cpu/gpu is Intel atom cherry trail which is cheap. I would guess 1499 but I think 999 possible
    01-23-2015 08:16 PM
  10. JamesDax's Avatar
    I doubt if it'll even be available for the general public. It sounds like a prototype for research.
    What? Really?

    smdh
    01-23-2015 09:19 PM
  11. JamesDax's Avatar
    I'm guessing somewhere between $500 - $1000. And I'm fine with that.
    01-23-2015 09:21 PM
  12. savagelizards's Avatar
    I would buy immediately at $1000, based on the final specs... Beyond that I might wait unto the 2nd or 3rd Gen when the kinks are ironed out. Really, who would not want this product?
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    01-23-2015 09:38 PM
  13. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    When did they mention it being affordable? Not saying you're wrong, I just don't remember them mentioning anything about a price
    I heard it from pocketnow podcast as well as from the windows weekly podcast, that's what ms told them.
    01-24-2015 06:27 AM
  14. Tone Guerrero's Avatar
    I'm thinking $500 at the least because Microsoft wants the consumers to be happy and they most likely made this for everyone to enjoy, on the other hand it is a computer all on it's own and seeing the laptops on the Microsoft Store go past $1,500 I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same price if not more. But that's still a great price for something like this, I'm sold.
    01-25-2015 12:42 AM
  15. ajst222's Avatar
    I think anyone who is thinking that this will be priced around $499 is looking for their hopes to be crushed, and then will blame Microsoft for the HoloLens being "too expensive". If it is under $1000, that would be awesome. But it's hard for me to see something like this being under a grand.
    01-25-2015 07:10 AM
  16. John Wright Stanly's Avatar
    Just like all other new types of products when they come out (this is for almost anything), they are buggy and expensive. There also will be more demand than supply, and raising prices won't help as they rush to make new products. What I'm guessing is the first gen will be somewhere around $1,000-$1,500 dollars. But what you need to remember is what the competitors will do. Apple isn't in the market yet of hologram glasses, and google for now has just played with the idea. By taking this leap, Microsoft is pushing the limits for this new type of product. By doing this Apple and Google will be forced to make real competition. Then Microsoft will have to be better than that, making the second gen! By now, I'm guessing, the second gen will be all around better, and less costly. My opinion- wait a year or two, for a better, cheaper product.
    01-25-2015 01:33 PM
  17. Giovanni Farinacci's Avatar
    Microsoft has been making smarter moves lately. Giving Windows 10 free to 7 and 8.1 users for the first year. They realized that their OS shouldn't be priced that high since Apple is practically giving it away and Linux is actually free. They missed their opportunity in mobile devices, yet they are slowly gaining market. Since this is a new area and Google is the only major player, they have an opportunity to price it low so a majority of consumers can afford one. This will in turn give them a good starting market share. Apple did this with the iPhone and iPad. Which will force these companies to really gets these things developing quickly and give us affordable prices. Look at how the mobile and tablet took off and made major innovations in a relatively short period. I'll be curious to see how Microsoft handles this opportunity.
    01-25-2015 08:21 PM
  18. James Kamtsikis1's Avatar
    Im not too sure about that.. everyone thought the microsoft band will be super expensive because of its spects but it turned out to be cheaper than expected
    01-30-2015 04:47 AM
  19. brilliantmojo's Avatar
    Okay, I have no proof of the source so I would understand if you take the following with a grain of salt; however I can say that as far as I know this guy has been correct about every Microsoft announcement I've ever heard him say [including the Hololens and its announcement date with a clear description of what it was 2 days in advance]. He explained that it will cost between $800 and $1200 with a good reasoning as to how they got it to be so low (long story short: over seas labor). It will come out with Windows 10 (he doesn't know the date nor does he exactly know the price but he gave these approximate numbers as an educated guess). He worked with the teams that prepared this for its announcement and a great deal of other Microsoft products so I trust his guess above all.
    02-01-2015 01:02 PM
  20. brilliantmojo's Avatar
    Okay, I have no proof of the source so I would understand if you take the following with a grain of salt; however I can say that as far as I know this guy has been correct about every Microsoft announcement I've ever heard him say [including the Hololens and its announcement date with a clear description of what it was 2 days in advance]. He explained that it will cost between $800 and $1200 with a good reasoning as to how they got it to be so low (long story short: over seas labor). It will come out with Windows 10 (he doesn't know the date nor does he exactly know the price but he gave these approximate numbers as an educated guess). He worked with the teams that prepared this for its announcement and a great deal of other Microsoft products so I trust his guess above all.
    02-01-2015 01:04 PM
  21. Nemo Roscher's Avatar
    Well, define what to Bill Gates would be "affordable".
    02-04-2015 05:43 PM
  22. Yazen's Avatar
    I would buy immediately at $1000, based on the final specs... Beyond that I might wait unto the 2nd or 3rd Gen when the kinks are ironed out. Really, who would not want this product?
    A better question to ask is why would anyone want this product?
    02-04-2015 05:52 PM
  23. Spencer Iganatescuee's Avatar
    Who here votes $1000! Say (i)!!!
    03-17-2015 12:47 AM
  24. Michael Sherwood's Avatar
    The parts breakdown of google glass showed they could have sold it at $150 and still made a profit. They artificially raised the price to create a barrier to entry.
    04-24-2015 07:09 PM
  25. Gaurav Meena's Avatar
    it'll cost almost $1000
    04-27-2015 12:43 AM

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