Microsoft is holding an event in New York on May 2nd which is widely expected to unveil Windows 10 Cloud. Now, a new leaked document apparently confirm the minimum hardware specifications for Microsoft‘s Windows 10 Cloud-based laptop. Here are the details that you definitely want to know.
Although the company has not confirmed what it will be introducing at the scheduled date, but a leaked slide gives some features that a basic system needs a quad-core processor (Celeron or even better), 4GB RAM, 32GB storage (64GB for 64-bit CPU), fast eMMC or SSD storage as well as a battery larger than 40 watt-hours.
The publication compares the battery life and other performance benchmarks against Google‘s Chromebooks. Document that outed also notes Chromebooks are faster to boot (10 seconds), while Windows machines takes 15 to 5 seconds to boot.
Rumors and speculation has brown in recent weeks as Microsoft is planning reveal a Chromebook competitor. Alternatively, Microsoft’s invite itself confirms that event will be purely-based on education and focused on that attraction. According to the reports, the Microsoft’s New York May 2nd event is internally code-named ‘Bespin’ the Star Wars planet that hosts Cloud city.
At the event, Microsoft would fully concentrate on its Windows 10 Cloud-based operating system that will likely to rival Google’s Chrome OS in the education market, where the latter OS has the lead over Microsoft’s Windows OS.
Another report suggests that Windows Cloud 10 will be a strip-down version of Windows 10. The platform will only run Unified Windows Platform (UWP) apps from the Windows Store. Also claims that reportedly Windows 10 Cloud will be a bit similar to Windows RT, which was a mobile OS announced back in 2011.
It’s also expected there will be a new hardware to be announced alongside Windows 10 Cloud. The device is dubbed as the ‘Windows 10 Cloudbook’ which will be a low-cost and more affordable machine. At this point, currently, Microsoft is not telling anything about the upcoming Windows 10 Cloud or hints at what the new Cloud-based laptop will bring with it.
If and in any case the company is indeed making a Chromebook alternative, we will know at our best on May 2. The event will be live-streamed on Microsoft’s website to detail. Stay tuned for more!