We are expecting the first Windows 8 tablets
to be launched some time later this year, and now details have been
revealed on the hardware requirements that manufacturers will have to
use to produce Windows 8 tablets.
The news comes from the guys over at Within Windows who have been
analyzing the recently released Windows 8 hardware documentation to find
out what the requirements will be.
Microsoft will require all Windows 8 tablet devices to use digitizers that support a minimum of 5 touch points, so I guess we know that Windows 8 will come with multi-touch.
Other requirements include NFC enabled PCs or tablets include ‘touch
marks’, basically NFC enabled tablet will have to display where the NFC
chip is located on the device.
Microsoft has also said that the Windows 8 tablets will need to have a
total of five physical buttons, these buttons include power, rotation
lock, a Windows key, a volume up button and a volume down button.
It looks like there wont be any getting away from CTRL + ALT + Delete in Windows 8 on tablets, as the tablets will be required to perform this option with a press of the power key and the Windows key.
It looks like all of the Windows 8 tablets will at be able to support
HD video in 720p, as the minimum resolution requirement for devices in
1366 x 768, and they will also need to support HD video recording with a
minimum camera resolution of 720p.
You can find out more details about all of the hardware requirements
that Microsoft will need manufacturers to use in their new Windows 8
tablets over at Within Windows.
Source The Verge