Leaked document ha shown Microsoft is about to take on Chromebooks
Next month, Microsoft is expected to disclose its Windows 10 Cloud operating system at a special software and hardware event in New York City. The software gigantic is likely to launch its own hardware with a special version of Windows 10, which can be debuted as Windows 10 S or Windows 10 Cloud. We will have to wait till May 2nd to see what exactly Microsoft is planning for, some hardware specs point to plans for low-end devices to compete with Google’s Chromebooks.
The event of Microsoft is focused on education, an area Chromebooks are flourishing in and the Windows Central has obtained an internal Microsoft document detailing the minimum hardware specifications for “Windows 10 Cloud performance.” The target of Microsoft is that in Windows 10 variant to provide more than 10 hours of battery life, or effectively to give all day battery life for students.
Other hardware specifications included as:
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 SSD for storage
Pen and touch (optional)
In a way Microsoft can achieve a better battery life with these types of low-end machines is with a new power of throttling feature which is in due to arrive with the next major Windows 10 update in September. Microsoft has been testing the feature right now with some options to limit background tasks, but it will not debut in time for the back-to-school season.
For some recent PC market growth the Chromebooks are appeared to be responsible and on May 2nd Microsoft’s response will be telling all those. Rumors have been suggesting that it might be working on a clamshell design for a laptop that has priced lower than the typical Surface devices. We will find out what exactly the company had planned for schools on May 2nd, and The Verge will be live from New York covering Microsoft’s announcement.