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Microsoft changes one requirement of Windows 8 tablets, suggesting smaller form factor is coming

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2013 11:26 User comments (1)

Microsoft changes one requirement of Windows 8 tablets, suggesting smaller form factor is coming Microsoft has made a small change to its Windows 8 tablet minimum hardware requirements.
The new change will allow Windows 8 tablet makers to create hardware with a resolution of 1024x768, with no restrictions. Previously, OEMs had to disclose that a tablet with that resolution could not support Snap View, easily one of the best features of the operating system.

Thanks to a leaked build of Windows Blue, it appears that restriction has been lifted, with Snap View allowing users to run apps side-by-side.

The new changes imply that 7 or 8-inch form factor tablets may be in the works as Microsoft says the move is that "partners exploring designs for certain markets could find greater design flexibility helpful."

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129.3.2013 23:58

Sounds more like emerging markets than smaller tablets; 1024x768 is fewer pixels than my 4.8" phone.

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