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zhong
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Windows 8 min. system requirements and need special touch monitor to work?


Windows 8 min. system requirements and need special touch monitor to work?

What are the min. system requirements for Windows 8 to work ?

 

Is 1/2 gig ram o.k.  to operate it?

 

What type of monitor is needed for tocuh screen operation ?

 

Any cheap p.c.s. at Future Shop come bundled with Windows 8 ?

Is so, which model p.c. does come with Windows 8 ?

 

Thanks.

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jonoble
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Re: Windows 8 min. system requirements and need special touch monitor to work?

Hi!

The system requirements can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8#Hardware_requirements

You'll need at least 1 GB of RAM to operate windows 8, a touch-screen is not a requirement for a laptop/desktop computer

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XL
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Re: Windows 8 min. system requirements and need special touch monitor to work?


jonoble wrote:


You'll need at least 1 GB of RAM to operate windows 8, a touch-screen is not a requirement for a laptop/desktop computer


I recommend visiting the store and request a demo on Win8.  There are machines with and without touchscreens.  You can better assess how important the touch screen is to you.

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mtrump
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Re: Windows 8 min. system requirements and need special touch monitor to work?

Min. screen resolution for Metro Apps are 1024x768.  Some netbooks are below that specs, which means they can't use any of the new apps (which makes Win8 next to useless on them).

 

The other absolute requirements (1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, relatively recent GPU) should be fine for most PCs bought within the last 3 years.

 

Touch is not required, but can enhance the new Win8 functionalities.  If you attend one of the demo or clinic days listed on the website, the Microsoft rep should be handling out some gesture cards to assist in understanding how to perform the equivalent gestures using touch, keyboard and mouse.

 

 

 

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