Windows 8 Consumer Preview Finally Available : Download it Now

Mobile World Congress this year has come up with so many new happenings with HTC releasing their new phones, Nokia Announcing successors of Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Asha, also announcing Nokia 808 Pure view and now today, it was Windows who came up with an exciting announcement : Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for download!

Microsoft has finally released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to the public, so people outside of the tech bubble finally have the chance to take Redmond’s new OS for a spin.

This is not a final version yet and it’s just a consumer preview which people can use just as there was a developer preview which was released few months back. Windows 8 ISO download file sizes range from 2.5 to 3.3 GB depending on your preference between the 32-bit or 64-bit versions, so you may be downloading for quite some time.

Here’s the system requirement for windows 8 Consumer preview :

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher
  • To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch
  • To access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768

You can download windows 8 consumer preview from here. There are other languages available in which you can download. Also, there are option of 32 bit and 64 bit devices. Enjoy and don’t forget to share your opinion with us about windows 8. Do read my Windows 8 Review!

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