While Meta and Apple have been grabbing headlines with their metaverse endeavors, Lenovo has been working quietly on its ThinkReality VRX, targeting the enterprise and industry VR sector. Unlike Meta's gaming-focused approach, Lenovo sees the metaverse as a practical tool to transform workplaces, enhance employee training, and create immersive 3D work environments. The enterprise sector's openness to innovation gives Lenovo's vision significant potential.
Priced at $1299, the ThinkReality VRX is a productivity-centric headset that seamlessly integrates with Lenovo's ThinkPad network. Sporting a sleek all-black design, it exudes a professional vibe. Under the hood, it boasts impressive features, including 3DoF and 6DoF tracking, full-color passthrough, and 6 front-facing cameras for precise positioning, ensuring top-notch performance.
Comfort is a priority, and the VRX doesn't disappoint. Weighing just 1.76 lbs, it fits comfortably on the face, secured by a knob at the back. The 2280×2280 pixel display with a 90Hz refresh rate delivers crisp visuals. While lacking eye-tracking, the VRX supports cloud-based rendering solutions like NVIDIA CloudXR. Its robust specifications include 12GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Android 12, and the powerful Snapdragon® XR2+ Gen 1.
Lenovo is also working on high-quality AR glasses called the Glasses T1. Their approach to the metaverse is focused and considerate, catering to specific use cases such as enterprise, prioritizing user privacy, security, and support.
The ThinkReality VRX has already received accolades, winning both the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Award: Product Design in 2023. It represents a significant step in Lenovo's silent revolution, shaping the future of the metaverse for enterprises and industries. As Lenovo's metaverse journey unfolds, it promises to be an exciting and transformative endeavor to watch out for.