Windows 8 Tablet PC Hardware Requirements

It is projected that tablet PCs will see a boom in the coming years, largely thanks to the success of Apple’s iPad device. Leaked Microsoft documents gave us a first impression of the Windows 8 Tablet PC  hardware requirement.

It has to be noted that Microsoft may change these at any time. The requirements have been extracted from a sheet detailing sensors and hardware capabilities.  Some requirements might be optional as well.

  • A 9″ diagonal display, at least 768px width
  • A Direct X accelerated graphics processing unit (GPU)
  • GPS for location aware applications (likely optional)
  • Wireless LAN connectivity
  • Camera for facial detection
  • 3-Axis Accelerometer (likely optional)
  • Ambient light sensor with adaptive brightness (likely optional)

Making those sensors a requirement makes sense, considering that Apple’s iPad offers most of them in one form or another.

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2 Responses to Windows 8 Tablet PC Hardware Requirements

  1. Shaan August 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    After Window7 Window8 is a great success. no virus and no other problems. release date is 2011.

  2. Nabuko June 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I got the ASUS EP121, hope that Windows 8 will run on it.

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