Best Buy and Future Shop are consolidating as Best Buy. This means the products, services, and features you have come to expect from Future Shop and FutureShop.ca will now be available at Best Buy and BestBuy.ca. We have plans to invest up to $200 million to build a leading multi-channel customer experience on the Best Buy brand.
Please visit the Best Buy Plug-in Computers forum to get your questions answered.
09-25-2012 02:51 PM - last edited on 10-04-2012 03:38 PM by ElizabethS
Windows 8 has a minimum screen requirements of 1024x768 in order to run metro-styled apps. However, most netbooks have lower screen resolutions than that. This means none of the new metro-styled apps will work. While legacy desktop apps work, there is no sense of running Windows 8 when you can only run desktop apps with it (mind as well stay on Windows 7).
My netbook has a resolution of 1280x720, which is fairly good for a netbook, but not enough to run metro apps on Windows 8.
So if you are thinking of upgrading your netbook to Windows 8, be aware of this limitation.
09-26-2012 06:42 AM
Regardless, it's a good thing to note. Thanks for the heads up!
10-03-2012 09:44 AM
Sorry - the body of the message should read "netbooks" not "laptops". The subject of the message says "netbooks" but somehow I use the wrong term in the base of the message.