Windows 8 Hardware Specifications

At COMPUTEX event yesterday, Microsoft previewed Windows 8 for its hardware partners. During the demo, Microsoft detailed the hardware specifications of Windows 8.

  • Windows 8 will be able to run on a wide range of machines because it will have the same system requirements or lower.
  • Support for AMD Llano processor.
  • “Not multiple versions of Windows, just one version of Windows running on all of them.”
  • Qualcomm, NVIDIA and TI for ARM reference designs.
  • Snapdragon with “always on, always connected.” mode.
  • NVIDIA’s quad-core Kal-El support,
  • Whether x86 or ARM, same app expereince.
  • OEM Activation 3.0
  • 1366 x 768 resolution for the best Windows 8 experience and 1024 x 600 for normal Windows experience.
  • We have some recommendations on bezel sizes so you can easily hold the system and edge to edge glass screen.
  • Support for SSD’s and wide range of sensors.

Source, Image Credit: Engadget

  • Michael hansen

    if this was true with nvidia , why can you not read about at nvidia website
    but anyway we do not get custrom shaders and hardware float point math for xna and silverlight , so android and  ipad will allways be faster and better,

    • Ben Chia

      why do you keep posting ” custrom shaders and hardware float point math for xna and silverlight , so android and ipad will allways be faster and better” ? .. trolling?

      • Steve

        Hey Ben, I thought the exact thing.. Hes just a mindless Troller..

  • Ash

    does this mean that theres only one version of windows so no home, enterprise, ultimate…?

    • WixosTrix

      I was going to say I hope so but I realized why the multiple SKUs are so important.  Ideally there should be at max 3.  One Home version, a professional version that has everything you need for enterprise including everything available in the home version, and a light version for developing markets and thin clients.

  • Anonymous

    Go AMD!

  • Karel Debruyne

    I’d hope this same version goes onto phones too (or can be put on one manually through flashing).