The new OS will only need a minimum resolution of 800 x 600

Windows 10 minimum hardware requirements trump previous OS

Microsoft has announced at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in China, that the new OS will only need a minimum resolution of 800 x 600.

This trumps the minimum requirements of both Windows 8 and 8.1, which needed a minimum screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 and 1,024 x 768 respectively, reports PC World.

Other requirements are the same as older versions, such as needing at least 2GB of memory and 20GB of storage for the 64-bit and 1GB with 16GB of storage for the 32-bit.

Windows 10 will also only need a seven-inch screen for the professional edition and eight-inch for the consumer – good news for tablet manufacturers.

The requirements for Windows 10 smartphones are to be released alongside the full desktop version, and will apparently house a number of different options for mobile phone makers.

In related news, it was announced yesterday that even pirated copies of previous versions of Windows will be eligible for the free upgrade, which is set for release in the summer.

Check out all of the Windows 10 news on PCR here.

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