Windows 8 – PC & Device Requirements

Following is the text from engadget regarding Windows 8 PC & Device Requirements.

  • ARM-based tablet users won’t be able to deactivate secure booting and (therefore) install another operating system.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del for tablets without physical keyboards will be supplanted by Windows Key + Power.
  • There’s a mandatory five points of touch — which we already knew thanks to our hands on with Synaptics at CES.
  • If your gear has NFC, physical “touch marks” will be visible on the hardware so people know where to plonk their devices.
  • All tablets must have Power, Rotation Lock, Windows Key, Volume Up and Volume Down buttons.
  • After all operating system updates, there must be 10GB free space.
  • All machines must run UFEI Firmware.
    All hardware must include one USB 2.0 port, a magnetometer, speakers, Bluetooth 4.0, WLAN, gyroscope and accelerometer.
  • Any camera must have a minimum resolution of 720p.
  • The minimum display for any tablet is 1366 x 768.
  • You’ll be able to update your graphics drivers without rebooting.
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If you want more detailed information take a look at Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements

Fujitsu’s Windows 7 and Symbian OS dualboot phone.

According to Akihabara News, Fujitsu and Docomo will release this year the F-07c a tablet like 4” WSVGA device running on Intel Atom and with 32GB of SSD that will comes runs on dual Boot both Windows 7 and Symbian OS