Microsoft Releases Windows RT Hardware Compatibility List

Microsoft has released the Windows RT hardware compatibility list for its Surface tablet, including devices such as cameras, printers, scanners and graphics cards.

The firm lists a total of 30,779 pieces of hardware as "compatible" on its website, which ranges from Apple's keyboard, mouse and trackpad to Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller. There is a total of 12,895 devices that won't work with Windows RT.

For example, Microsoft's range of its USB LifeCam HD webcams it has been trying to push for years won't work with the tablet. Surface users will have to settle for the device's two internal 720p cameras.

Should a device be compatible with Surface, Microsoft showcases a green check mark next to. If it's not compatible, a red X next to a picture of the product is shown.

Microsoft is encouraging community activity such as ratings in case it offered false information or wrote "No Info Yet" next to a certain product.

 Check out our Hands-on with the Surface RT here. If you haven't yet seen it, check out Jane's unboxing session with the Microsoft Surface tablet.

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  • chewy1963
    Zak, this article is about Microsoft, not Apple. Did someone else's assignment get lost in your inbox? :lol:
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  • damianrobertjones
    P.s. It's hardly critical for a webcam to work when... the device itself has... a webcam.
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  • jacobdrj
    I love how MS is the 1st to drop their own products. Happened with their joysticks back in the day. And their routers... And now their webcams...
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  • chewy1963
    Zak, this article is about Microsoft, not Apple. Did someone else's assignment get lost in your inbox? :lol:
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  • house70
    jacobdrjI love how MS is the 1st to drop their own products. Happened with their joysticks back in the day. And their routers... And now their webcams...

    ...forgot the WP7 devices.

    So what is this, a BYOD type of thing? That would be cool if it were so (kinda like how Windows works).
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