HoloLens (1st Gen) hardware details

Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens is the world's first fully untethered holographic computer. HoloLens redefines personal computing through holographic experiences to empower you in new ways. HoloLens blends cutting-edge optics and sensors to deliver 3D holograms pinned to the real world around you.

How to get Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens is available to purchase as a both a Development Edition and a Commercial Suite configuration that includes a warranty and enterprise features for added security and device management. If you're in North America, you can also rent HoloLens through a partner.

Click here for more details on purchasing or renting Microsoft HoloLens.

Device Specifications


HoloLens has see-through holographic lenses

  • See-through holographic lenses (waveguides)
  • 2 HD 16:9 light engines
  • Automatic pupillary distance calibration
  • Holographic Resolution: 2.3M total light points
  • Holographic Density: >2.5k radiants (light points per radian)


HoloLens has sensors for environment understanding and human understanding

  • 1 IMU
  • 4 environment understanding cameras
  • 1 depth camera
  • 1 2MP photo / HD video camera
  • Mixed reality capture
  • 4 microphones
  • 1 ambient light sensor

Human Understanding

  • Spatial sound
  • Gaze tracking
  • Gesture input
  • Voice support

Input / Output / Connectivity

  • Built-in speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack
  • Volume up/down
  • Brightness up/down
  • Power button
  • Battery status LEDs
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 4.1 LE


  • Battery Life
  • 2-3 hours of active use
  • Up to 2 weeks of standby time
  • Fully functional when charging
  • Passively cooled (no fans)


The motherboard for Microsoft HoloLens

  • Intel 32-bit architecture with TPM 2.0 support
  • Custom-built Microsoft Holographic Processing Unit (HPU 1.0)


  • 579 g


  • 64 GB Flash
  • 2 GB RAM

What's in the box

  • HoloLens Development Edition
  • Clicker
  • Carrying case
  • Charger and cable
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Nose pads
  • Overhead strap

OS and Apps

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Store
  • Holograms
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Photos
  • Settings
  • Windows Feedback
  • Calibration
  • Learn Gestures

What you need to develop

Safety Eyewear

HoloLens has been tested and found to conform to the basic impact protection requirements of ANSI Z87.1, CSA Z94.3 and EN 166