Microsoft is gearing up to take on Chromebooks with new hardware running Windows 10 Cloud. On May 2nd, the company is holding a software and hardware event in New York City, where itís expected to launch a new device running a new variant of its desktop OS.

Windows 10 Cloud is said to be an alternative to Chrome OS, and itíll be a low-cost version of Windows 10 designed specifically to run only Windows Store apps ó similar to Windows RT. Itís also likely that Windows 10 Cloud users will able to upgrade this variant to Windows 10 Pro.

Although more specific details will be unveiled during the event, Windows Central was able to obtained internal documents that reveals the minimum hardware requirements to run Windows 10 Cloud at optimal performance.

WINDOWS 10 CLOUD MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Processor Quad-core (Celeron or better)
Memory 4GB of RAM
Storage size 32GB of storage (64GB for 64-bit)
Storage type Fast eMMC or Solid-State Drive (SSD)
Battery Larger than 40 WHr
Input Pen and touch (optional)

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