Laptop suitable for Windows 8 Development RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to do some Windows 8 development work, but first need to setup my development environment.

    Step 1: buy a new laptop. Which one should I buy?  Any advice appreciated. Please let me know your experiences of particular makes and models.

    What I want is something that has all the necessary drivers and will cause me the minimum of hassle in terms of setup and running.

    will stott
    Friday, January 6, 2012 8:59 AM


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  • will stott,


    You can find the System requirements and the ISO’s for the Windows Developer Preview here:


    Anything meeting those requirements should work with the Windows Developer Preview.


    Friday, January 6, 2012 12:34 PM
  • In general if you have any laptop in testing enviroment that meets the requirement you could use it to do development , you don't need to buy one. But one thing you should consider, that if you want to use touchscreen feature, the laptop should support it .
    Saturday, January 7, 2012 9:23 AM
  • Hello will stott,

    If you look at the information in the link below, it shows some of the hardware that Windows Developer Preview used in the lab.


    Hope this helps.

    • Marked as answer by wpqs Monday, January 9, 2012 7:56 AM
    Sunday, January 8, 2012 6:01 PM
  • Thanks Marilyn. That's just what I wanted. However, I would encourage anyone with experiences, good and bad, with particular makes/models of PCs running Windows 8 to add them to the bottom of this post.
    will stott
    Monday, January 9, 2012 7:59 AM