HoloLens Development Edition is official, here are the specs

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Thanks to Fortune Magazine, we got wind of Microsoft's announcement of the HoloLens Development Edition  availability over the weekend, but now it's official. The $3,000 developer kit, which Microsoft initially announced back at an October 6th event, is available now for pre-order, and is set to begin shipping on March 30th. As part of the announcement, Microsoft's Alex Kipman, the "father" of both the Kinect and the HoloLens, took to the Microsoft Devices blog to detail the specs of the new, completely untethered device. At its core are two processing units, including a 32 bit "HPU" or Holographic Processing Unit. In addition, the HoloLens consists of:

  • An optimal Holographic density of 2.5K radiants, with the more radiants and points of light, the brighter and richer the image
  • Mixed reality captures (MRC) - HD pictures and videos of holograms you can capture and share, even to those without a HoloLens
  • Bluetooth 4.1, and (via the Verge)
  • 2 MegPixel HD Camera
  • 4 microphones
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 64GB flash storage
  • Wi Fi
  • A new Cliicker accessory
  • weighing no more than 579 grams
  • 2-3 hours of battery life

The units will ship in a carrying case holding the HoloLens, Clicker accessory, charger, and some additional nose pads.

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