Someone’s cracked the hardware inside Microsoft’s Hololens headset, and it’s a rather fascinating set of specs, including an Intel Atom processor and 2GB of RAM.
The crew at Windows Central ran Aida Mobile on their devkit, and came up with what makes the augmented reality headset tick.
|CPU||Intel Atom x5-Z8100
Intel Airmont (14nm)
4 Logical Processors
|GPU Vendor ID||8086h (Intel)|
|Dedicated Video Memory||114 MB|
|Shared System Memory||980 MB|
|Storage||64GB (54.09 GB available)|
|App Memory Usage Limit||900 MB|
|Camera Photos||2.4 MP (2048×1152)|
|Camera Video||1.1 MP (1408×792)|
|Video Speed||30 FPS|
As is pointed out in the article, given the specs, why the $3000 price? Well, the sensors would be up there, as would the Holographic Processing Unit. And given this is not a high-volume item, Microsoft needs to recoup those no doubt impressive development costs somehow.
If it ever does reach volume production, the price will likely drop.