It is no secret that today’s modern day smartphone does pack quite a punch in terms of processing muscle, and its innards are capable of blowing away the average desktop’s performance of more than a decade ago. Having said that, here is some bit of proof for the skeptical – the ASUS ZenFone 2 has just been hacked for it to run on a full fledged Windows 7 operating system.


Yes sir, an Intel-powered Android smartphone with an asking price of $199 a pop does pack that kind of punch apparently. This particular hack that enables the ZenFone 2 to run Windows 7 will also open up the doors for the likes of Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and even the soon-to-be-released Windows 10 to be installed via the same procedure, but running those more modern operating systems on the ZenFone 2 with all of the bells and whistles in order would be way more tricky – or nigh impossible.

It seems that with Windows 7, there is this claim that it will run almost without any bugs, with the performance being rather close to that of its native speeds. Needless to say, the Intel processor at the heart of things do seem to be the key factor in ensuring that it will run. It does take a fair amount of work to get the entire shebang up and running on the ASUS ZenFone 2, so you might want to be more careful before getting started.

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  • 1920x1080
  • 401 PPI
13 MP
  • f/ Aperture
3000 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
  • Intel Atom Z3580 or Intel Atom Z3560
  • MicroSD
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