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Microsoft’s recommended configuration for 7”, 8” & Large Windows 10 Tablets. 7” Tabs to come with Continuum for Phones.

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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:

7″ Tablet 8″ Tablet Large Tablet
Key Features Low cost

Cortana

Continuum for Phones

Battery Life 8+ hours

Cortana

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

Ruggedized for Commercial/EDU use

Cortana

Inking/Pen Support

Windows Hello (Face Unlock)

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

Operating System Windows 10 Mobile Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, and Enterprise) Windows 10 for desktop editions
Recommended Components CPU Supported entry SoC Entry x86 Entry x86
RAM/Storage 1-2GB/8-32GB eMMC w/SD card 1GB+ / 32GB+ SSD 4GB+ / 32GB+ SSD
Display 7” 480×800 or 1280×720 w/touch 8” / HD+ 10.1” – 12.5” / FHD+
Dimensions <9mm & <.36kg <9mm & <227g <10mm & <.6kg
Battery 10+ hours 8+ hours 8+ hours
Connectivity 802.11ac+, 1 micro USB 2.0, mini HDMI, BT, LTE option 802.11ac, USB 3.0, HDMI, BT LE, NFC, LTE Option 802.11ac, USB 3.0, HDMI, BT LE, NFC, LTE Option
Audio/Video Front camera, speakers, headphones Front camera, speakers, headphones, full array micropohones Front & rear camera, speakers, headphones, full array microphones
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