Windows 10 Cloud Minimum Recommended Specs Revealed

An internal document revealed, how Microsoft stack Windows 10 Cloud against Chromebooks in performance benchmarks.

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Windows 10 Cloud, a new SKU of the operating system, has been in rumor for over last few months, with details emerging gradually now an internal Microsoft document revealing the beans of the recommended minimum specifications for devices to run Windows 10 Cloud has been published. Alongwith, a performance benchmark agains Google's Chromebooks.

Windows 10 Cloud Performance Benchmark and Hardware Specs

According to the report, the Windows 10 Cloud OS, is slated for a May 2nd, release will go public by the name "Windows 10 S" when unveiled.

The key differences between Windows RT and Windows 10 Cloud OS such as:

  • A more mature Store for Windows Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.
  • The ability for the OS to be upgraded to a Home or Pro license.
  • Capacity to run Win32 apps via "Project Centennial" bridge apps via the Store.
  • A hardware team that's more in tune with commercial and consumer needs and desires.

Additionally, the document also revealed, minimum recommended hardware specifications for the Windows 10 CloudBook as listed under:

  • Quad-core (Celeron or better) processor.
  • 4GB of RAM.
  • 32GB of storage (64GB for 64-bit).
  • A battery larger than 40 WHr.
  • Fast eMMC or solid state drive (SSD) for storage technology.
  • Pen and touch (optional).