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You have to have the newest BIOS, a lot of people do not have UFEI.
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Any chance we'll see ARM desktops in the next few years, or is that a pipe dream?
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Guess I won't be using Windows 8 til I upgrade my sig rig :\ that's kind of annoying. Are there LGA 1366 UEFI boards?

Edit: please add the source OP: http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/17/microsofts-windows-8-hardware-requirements/
Edited by flamingoyster - 1/17/12 at 5:09pm
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Any chance we'll see ARM desktops in the next few years, or is that a pipe dream?


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Archimedes

 

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I like the updating of GPU drivers with no reboot, sadly my sig rig will never be able to run Windows 8, unless some blackhat does not intervene!
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You have to have the newest BIOS, a lot of people do not have UFEI.

These are OEM tablet requirements only I think. Doesn't apply to end users or regular PC's.
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You forgot the source OP

Thanks. Source added.
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The software base for ARM-based Windows is starting small. There is not the huge library of software on Windows ARM like with Windows x86. Basically, they won't draw the advanced users from Android, but they also will not draw the casual users from Apple. The whole secure boot with ARM is going to discourage the hacker community from embracing Windows ARM tablets/phones.


Yeah, I agree completely, makes a lot of sense when you look at it from a demograph view.

 

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Any camera must have a minimum resolution of 720p

??? Is these requirements for tablet only or does it include desktops/laptops as well?
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??? Is these requirements for tablet only or does it include desktops/laptops as well?

these requirements are for tablet only. i guess that's why i don't really understand the uproar over the inability to install another OS on it, I don't know many people who would buy a tablet with windows on it, to uninstall it for another OS. If you want Android go buy an Android tablet...? Anyway, back to the point, these are simply requirements for tablets and not for desktops/laptops, from my understanding of the source...
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