Varjo virtual reality headsets have been around for a few years, but they aren’t a highly purchased product. In fact, for their quality, they are the least known headset, even if they are only for enterprise consumers. One of the reasons the Varjo 1 and the Varjo 2 haven’t been purchased too much is the problems with compatibility. Some PC’s will work great with these headsets, and some won’t, and it is not always black and white.
Lenovo has partnered with Varjo to help identify enterprise PC’s as Varjo ready or not. Much like the ‘Oculus Ready’ program, Lenovo will start putting ‘Certified for Varjo’ on some of the workstation computers that are ready for the high-powered virtual reality headsets. This is going to make it much easier for companies to purchase hardware already knowing it will be ready with their virtual reality headset that they use for a handful of their business. This hardware will also have ports ready and set aside for the Varjo headsets.
This is certainly going to help Varjo make more waves in the enterprise VR industry. We know HTC Vive has a strong presence in the space right now, and Oculus is planning to invade as well, but neither company headsets are as impressive as Varjo’s. Their bionic display will a lens that gives the feel of real-life is nothing short of amazing. The display also moves in and out of focus, making your virtual experience feel more real than ever before.
If you have an Oculus headset right now, you know how hard it can be to read text inside of virtual reality. The Valve Index does better than the Oculus headsets, but nothing is going to compare to the newest Varjo headset. If you are in a business where you need to be able to read, see fine detail, and create in a shared space, the Varjo headset needs to be the one for you and your business.
All of this headset power comes at a price though, and it means that your PC needs to be ready for it. That’s where Lenovo is coming in. The tech giant describes this partnership as a “technical and business collaboration” between the two companies. Along with the Lenovo PC line, they also have a great number of customers in the enterprise world through their ThinkStation and Thinkpad product lines. These machines are used by businesses because of their security, performance, and reliability. What is often missed though, is the power that is meant for running a VR machine. Especially a machine that is running two different displays with bionic capabilities.
This new partnership between the companies is going to make it much easier for customers of the two to purchase hardware for their company. It will allow the consumers to get out of all of the technical weeds and they can return to the workforce and focus on the work that matters most.
We aren’t sure on how this will be represented, and the number of machines going to be specially made for this purpose, but we will have more answers on that shortly.
This is a huge win for Varjo, as Lenovo is one of the biggest PC companies in the world. Varjo is still trying to be recognized as a true VR powerhouse, so getting a partnership with one the biggest, if not the biggest, PC seller in the world is going to be pivotal going down the road. For more VR news and community updates, make sure to check back at VRGear.com.