Microsoft has provided detailed recommended hardware configurations for three Tablet categories. It has categorized smartphones in 7” Tablet, 8” Tablet and Large Tablet” categories and has also listed the recommended specifications for various components.

Tablets are a versatile form factor that overlap the smartphone and notebook industry. A tablet device combines a touch screen, rechargeable power source, and other components into a single chassis with an optional attachable keyboard.

7” and 8” Tabs are quite interesting!! 7” Tabs are marked as low cost, will come running Windows 10 Mobile and will support continuum for phones. 8” Tabs will run Windows 10 and will pack lots of goodies like USB-C and wired / wireless docking, but will lack Windows Hello. It is also worth noting that the maximum recommended size for Large Tablets is 12.5 inches. Microsoft is also focusing on making Tablets thinner. Check the full detailed list below.

Windows 10 recommended Tablet specifications list:

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Key FeaturesLow cost


Continuum for Phones

Battery Life 8+ hours


Wired and Wireless Docking and Casting (USB-C; Miracast)

Ruggedized for Commercial/EDU use


Inking/Pen Support

Windows Hello (Face Unlock)

Wired and Wireless Docking and Casting (USB-C; Miracast)

Operating SystemWindows 10 MobileWindows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, and Enterprise)Windows 10 for desktop editions
Recommended Components CPUSupported entry SoCEntry x86Entry x86
RAM/Storage1-2GB/8-32GB eMMC w/SD card1GB+ / 32GB+ SSD4GB+ / 32GB+ SSD
Display7” 480×800 or 1280×720 w/touch8” / HD+10.1” – 12.5” / FHD+
Dimensions<9mm & <.36kg<9mm & <227g<10mm & <.6kg
Battery10+ hours8+ hours8+ hours
Connectivity802.11ac+, 1 micro USB 2.0, mini HDMI, BT, LTE option802.11ac, USB 3.0, HDMI, BT LE, NFC, LTE Option802.11ac, USB 3.0, HDMI, BT LE, NFC, LTE Option
Audio/VideoFront camera, speakers, headphonesFront camera, speakers, headphones, full array micropohonesFront & rear camera, speakers, headphones, full array microphones