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Originally Posted by jrbroad77 View Post

There are official minimum specs for Windows 8 tablets, there's a thread floating around here somewhere http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-57360734-64/microsoft-lays-out-window-8-tablet-hardware-requirements/. 1366x768 minimum resolution, all have to be 16:9. That should cut down a bit on fragmentation. Oh and it has to have USB, at least 10GB free space, 720p webcam etc.

If these are the requirements then there're very few, if not zero, tablets out now that can run Win 8.
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Storage: At least 10gb free space "after the out-of-box experience completes"
Graphics: Direct3D 10 device w/ WDDM 1.2 driver
Display resolution: 1366x768
Camera: 720p
Accelerometer et al: plus magnetometer and gyroscope
USB: USB 2.0
Networking: WLAN and Bluetooth 4.0 + LE (low energy)
System firmware: UEFI (see related story)

Storage isn't a problem per se but the rest is. I believe the first tablet to retail with 1366x768 is the successor to the Prime.

I read somewhere that minimum resolution for Win 8 would be 1024x768 but can't remember where, as for 720p camera, that has to be a joke surely.

I hope this is a mistake but if it's not MS are going to have one hell of a hill to climb to unseat Google and Apple.

Prime
http://www.gsmarena.com/asus_transformer_prime-4322.php

What on earth are these two beasts?

TF700T - Not released yet
http://www.gsmarena.com/asus_transformer_prime_tf700t-4421.php

Pad Infinity 700 - Not released yet
http://www.gsmarena.com/asus_transformer_pad_infinity_700-4606.php

Both have 1920 x 1200 resolutions but the Infinity has Quad-core 1.6 GHz drool.gif

Galaxy Note 10.1
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_10_1-4573.php

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_tab_2_10_1-4567.php
Edited by Liranan - 3/4/12 at 7:10am
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If Windows 8 had app market the size of Apple's, then it's be hard to choose between the two tablets. In fact, it would most likely come down to hardware.

The proper platform will get developers. Not to mention... MIcrosoft is smart, they'll probably toss the developers of some major apps/games from the other platforms some cash so that they start whizzin through some ports.

W8 + Angry Birds HD = win.

That's all it really takes, get Angry Birds. lol
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I understand what MS are trying to do with Win 8 but the screen of that tablet being compared with the Ipad is HUGE, it's a 13" screen, same size as my laptop. That is way too big for a tablet, which is supposed to be small and portable.

If MS does stick to its outrageous requirements (720p camera for one) they will only have thrown the gauntlet at Google to improve their software. Apple won't care because they cater to an entirely different (cult following) user base, who will buy whatever Apple market.
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I understand what MS are trying to do with Win 8 but the screen of that tablet being compared with the Ipad is HUGE, it's a 13" screen, same size as my laptop. That is way too big for a tablet, which is supposed to be small and portable.
If MS does stick to its outrageous requirements (720p camera for one) they will only have thrown the gauntlet at Google to improve their software. Apple won't care because they cater to an entirely different (cult following) user base, who will buy whatever Apple market.

How is 720p camera outrageous? My phone records 1080p at 24fps...?
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How is 720p camera outrageous? My phone records 1080p at 24fps...?

The majority of the world can't afford such gadgets.
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The majority of the world can't afford such gadgets.

Majority of the world can't afford a lot of stuff, doesn't mean high end tech gear needs to pander to it. Not being an elitist, but just saying. There's entry level items (Kindle Fire, for example). And there's high end tech that has all the features, such as new Slates, iPads, etc.

By your logic, most people can't afford a new car, so auto manufacturers should strip out all the features.

Also, for what it's worth... my phone was $99 with contract. Hardly top of the phone price bracket.
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Personally, I don't think Windows 8 will be that easy to use for the average user, but as an enthusiast, I don't think there's ever been a better OS for tablets. The standard Windows desktop is merely an option at this point, you don't have to ever use it, but it's there. For a tablet that's huge. I have custom-made apps designed for a tablet but if I absolutely need to run something that doesn't exist for tablets I can retain full compatibility with the desktop version and merely emulate a mouse and keyboard. Always great to have a full OS on such a small form factor. (In my case a 10.1" Iconia W500)
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I am very impressed by Win 8 on a tablet.
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If these are the requirements then there're very few, if not zero, tablets out now that can run Win 8.
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Storage: At least 10gb free space "after the out-of-box experience completes"
Graphics: Direct3D 10 device w/ WDDM 1.2 driver
Display resolution: 1366x768
Camera: 720p
Accelerometer et al: plus magnetometer and gyroscope
USB: USB 2.0
Networking: WLAN and Bluetooth 4.0 + LE (low energy)
System firmware: UEFI (see related story)
Storage isn't a problem per se but the rest is. I believe the first tablet to retail with 1366x768 is the successor to the Prime.
I read somewhere that minimum resolution for Win 8 would be 1024x768 but can't remember where, as for 720p camera, that has to be a joke surely.
I hope this is a mistake but if it's not MS are going to have one hell of a hill to climb to unseat Google and Apple.
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Pad Infinity 700 - Not released yet
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Both have 1920 x 1200 resolutions but the Infinity has Quad-core 1.6 GHz drool.gif
Galaxy Note 10.1
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_10_1-4573.php
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_tab_2_10_1-4567.php
I'm curious, does Windows 8 support Hi-DPI stuff? What would happen if you put a 1920x1080 display on it? Will it be tiny... or?
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I'm curious, does Windows 8 support Hi-DPI stuff? What would happen if you put a 1920x1080 display on it? Will it be tiny... or?
On any Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC, right click on the desktop, go to Screen Resolution, "Make text and other items larger or smaller".
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