windows 10 continuum

Continuum is a pretty interesting feature that Microsoft has developed, the feature enables a Windows 10-powered smartphone to be used as a desktop PC by hooking up with an external display, keyboard and mouse through a dock that’s not exactly cheap. Microsoft did say that not all Windows 10-powered smartphones will support this feature, the official device experience web page reveals that there’s also a hardware limitation, Continuum requires the smartphone to have a Snapdragon 808 or Snapdragon 810 processor.

Aside from having either of the two processors the device also needs to have 2GB of RAM at the very least with 8GB of onboard storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi.

The company recommends that smartphones with 1080p displays have 3GB RAM for the best performance with this feature while 2GB RAM is good enough for devices with 720p displays. These are pretty much the same specifications that you will find in the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and the Acer Jade Primo, the only three smartphones in the market right now that have support for Continuum.

It’s also pointed out on the web page that even if a device meets the minimum requirements it’s not compulsory that Continuum will be supported because this is up to the manufacturers to decide whether or not they want to support this feature that allows users to essentially use their smartphones as a proper PC.

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