Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Windows 8 Tablet Hardware Requirements

Microsoft posts Windows 8 tablet hardware requirements

January 18, 2012, 9:30 AM EST

The minimum hardware requirements have also been detailed as follows:
  • Storage: capacity must have at least 10GB of free space after installation of the operating system
  • The system firmware must use UEFI, and have secure boot locked down for ARM tablets
  • Network: WLAN and BlueTooth 4.0 + LE (low energy)
  • Mobile broadband: If fitted, an assisted GPS radio is also required
  • NFC: A visual marking of its location on the outer body is required
  • Graphics: Direct 3D 10 device with WDDM 1.2 driver
  • Display: Must be at least 1366x768 pixels at a depth of 32bits
  • Touch Support: It must pass all tests offering at least five touch points
  • Camera: Must all be capable of at least 720p
  • Ambient light sensor: 1-30k LUX capable with dynamic range of 5-60K
  • Sensors: Magnetometer, accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Connectivity: At least one USB 2.0 controller and exposed USB 2.0 port on frame
  • Speakers

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