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  1. onysi's Avatar
    anyone want to take a guess?

    for price im hoping its 399 or less. really do not see myself getting this for 500.
    01-21-2015 11:44 PM
  2. Ed Boland's Avatar
    anyone want to take a guess?

    for price im hoping its 399 or less. really do not see myself getting this for 500.
    Well, that's only a hundred bucks more... I can see it being $399-$499 easy.
    01-22-2015 07:30 AM
  3. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I see it more in the $1K - $3K range. Hope I am wrong.
    Alfred Neequaye likes this.
    01-22-2015 08:06 AM
  4. SpaceyO's Avatar
    I see it more in the $1K - $3K range. Hope I am wrong.
    Yep...at least that much to start. They had to invent a new processor for this - it's not gonna be a "budget" item for a long time.

    That said, I'm starting to save now :)
    01-22-2015 09:55 AM
  5. Polychrome's Avatar
    I could easily see this being anywhere from $500 to $2k, depending on the cost of the processors used. Kinda like how the prices on a surface can be so immensely different depending on what guts it has inside. Maybe they'll even offer different skus depending on if you just want a consumer device to play around with, or whether you need it for more professional applications like 3d modeling.
    Mahdi Ghiasi and LSDigital like this.
    01-22-2015 11:16 AM
  6. Alfred Neequaye's Avatar
    Yeah that's very true those expecting the HoloLens to be a budget device should rethink and figure out that this isn't just a wearable but a whole Computer on your head I also say $1K -$3K
    01-22-2015 12:46 PM
  7. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    I too would be shocked if it was below $1k, especially with 3 processors onboard...

    It was mentioned, that it'll be available within the Win10 "timeframe", so I'm guessing later this year.
    Hey, maybe you can ask Father Christmas for a HoloLens for Xmas??? LOL
    Joking aside, if they get the price right and they do indeed release it this year, I do believe it'll be on quite a few peoples (including children) xmas wish list!

    G.
    01-22-2015 03:32 PM
  8. onysi's Avatar
    I wasn't aware of the guts inside. I mean I thought it would be cheaper than google glass since its bulky to lug around, so this is something that stays in the house. it would probably be around the same as Surface Pro 3 pricing? This is a computer after all.
    01-22-2015 04:39 PM
  9. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Based on Dan's news post, it's possible MS are looking at mass-market appeal, so it's possible it could be available sub-$500.

    Now the question is, if this was available this year, for under $500 would you buy it for yourself? Ask someone to buy it for you as a xmas gift? Or buy it as a present for someone else?

    G.
    01-22-2015 04:49 PM
  10. IamVortigaunt's Avatar
    Don't really have a good idea of what it will cost, but if it's as good as it's sounding, I might pay up to $2000 for it. At $500, I wouldn't even blink.
    Moiz Mian likes this.
    01-22-2015 04:59 PM
  11. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    If it's anything like the video with hologram TV and other apps, I would pay over $1000 for sure. People pay $1500 for Google Glass which is literally nothing in front of hololens
    EStrait39 likes this.
    01-22-2015 06:30 PM
  12. Bullet25's Avatar
    I would love to see this on the cheap end like $500~$600 that has the processing power for what it need to do, almost like a smartphone but can be connected to a PC and used essentially as a virtual monitor.
    01-22-2015 07:31 PM
  13. onysi's Avatar
    If it's anything like the video with hologram TV and other apps, I would pay over $1000 for sure. People pay $1500 for Google Glass which is literally nothing in front of hololens
    the thing with google glass is that its something you take with you. I don't think you would want to bring this hololens outside your home. But considering its a computer pretty much tells you that it may be around 800-1000.
    Is there a breakdown of the parts so we can calculate how much are they spending on this?
    01-22-2015 08:37 PM
  14. NIST's Avatar
    I wouldn't think they would release it until there was a solid set of software behind it or a tie in to XBox.
    01-22-2015 08:42 PM
  15. benrp's Avatar
    Hope it will be $500 but wouldn't be surprised if its over $1k
    01-22-2015 08:45 PM
  16. Matthew Thepc's Avatar
    Keep in mind the Sulon Cortex (sulon technologies .com, sorry I can't post links), a very similar idea, is going for $500 with a "high-end CPU and GPU" and "special algorithms for understanding the world around you"

    HoloLens seems be this with the light thing instead of a display, plus the spatial headphones and the "HPU" replacing "special algorithms." Microsoft should have better relations with hardware manufacturers though, and I'd assume is willing to sell near- or at-cost, at least to developers to get new apps to work with it.

    I'm crossing my fingers for a $500 price too, but looking at the Cortex I can't imagine it being much more than $1000
    onysi likes this.
    01-22-2015 10:39 PM
  17. Manus Imperceptus's Avatar
    "within Windows 10 timeframe"... I was thinking they mean to release it before Windows 11 comes a'knocking...
    01-23-2015 02:52 AM
  18. LSDigital's Avatar
    Yeah we need to know the hardware inside. 4 to 6 cams, laser, etc
    If it delivers what MS said, I'd say it'll start around 1399 and then MAYBE 999 for Christmas.
    I wouldn't be surprised if it goes up to 1999 but nothing more than that.
    01-23-2015 03:07 AM
  19. Ruy Ebenezer Silveira's Avatar
    Microsoft has in hands the opportunity to surprise everyone again as they reveal the price.
    01-23-2015 04:18 AM
  20. Red River's Avatar
    I think it should be more expensive than google glass. Hope I was wrong.
    01-23-2015 06:07 AM
  21. TechmeIN64's Avatar
    $1500+. Think about how much R&D went into this. This is a whole new product category. If Apple can make smartphones for $1000, this will certainly be significantly more. Plus Google Glass was $1500.
    01-23-2015 09:10 AM
  22. Jules W's Avatar
    I asked Cortana, she said $4000 for the HaloLens Pro and $800 for the standard HaloLens consumer version due in 2017
    01-23-2015 10:10 AM
  23. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I'm guessing there will be flavors, ranging from $800 to $2000+. Depending on usage. A casual game and media consumer doesn't need as much power as an industrial designer or vfx artist or even a high end gamer.
    01-23-2015 10:56 AM
  24. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Oh, and windows 10 timeline doesn't necessarily mean release timeline. It could technically mean, within the life of the product... So within the next 10 years.
    01-23-2015 10:58 AM
  25. JamesDax's Avatar
    I think there will be a consumer version and a professional version with the consumer version coming in at between $500 - $1000.
    01-23-2015 10:58 AM
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