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  • What tablets are available that can be loaded with the Windows 8 Preview for development?

    I'm a WP7 developer and very interested in the potential Metro style tablet apps.


    Thursday, September 15, 2011 2:39 AM


  • As a general guideline, nearly any hardware that meets Windows 7 hardware minimums should be a suitable testbed for Windows 8 development even if you decide to use a conventional PC instead of a tablet.  Screen resolution is also a factor as you will want to have at least 1024x768 minimum resolution.  Metro style applications will not run with lower resolution.

    With this being said, the build tools (as of the date of this post) include capabilities for building Metro Style apps for x64 and x86, but the tools for building both are only present on the x64 image.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:27 PM