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Windows 8 Tablet Minimum Specs Released

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Windows 8 TabletREDMOND, USAMicrosoft disclosed Windows 8 hardware requirements last month. The document holds plan for designing a system which effectively handles Windows performance, quality and feature criteria, to ensure perfect using experience of the operating system.

The developer wants Windows 8 touch PCs to adopt digitizers which allow 5 touch points in minimum.

The corporation also desires these devices to underline NFC technology having “touch marks”. The tablets would have a sticker denoting where to associate with another NFC competent device.

The Microsoft also wish Windows 8 tablets to have five hardware buttons – Power, Rotation lock, Windows Key, Volume up and Volume down key, with Windows Key to be at least of 10.5mm diameter.

The new Windows 8 PCs will also feature a different and fast combination of “Windows Key + Power” to work just like combo of “Ctrl+Alt-Del” sequence, all along with former option valid through on-screen keyboard.

In addition, particularly for gamers, the new Windows 8 PCs are suggested to support no-reboot upgrade of graphic card drivers.

Microsoft intends the new Windows 8 tablets to feature a minimum set of components. The rest baseline set of components to be installed by partners, as usual. The minimum features would be a storage of at least 10 GB, UEFI system firmware, Networking through WLAN and Bluetooth, Direct 3D 10 device with WDDM 1.2 graphics driver, 720p HD video-recording-camera, touch support of at least 5 points, magnetometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, USB, speakers, and and HD screen resolution of 1366×768.

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By , International Correspondent, Karachi office

Published on Jan 19th, 2012 GMT +2

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