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I'm looking to buy a Windows 8 PC that is certified for development of Windows Phone 8.1 apps. Is it true that the requirements are the same as for supporting Windows 8 Client Hyper-V? How can I be certain that the PC satisfies these requirements, or am I forced to resort to trial and error? Why doesn't Microsoft develop a Certified for Client Hyper-V program?
Brian, this link is the best resource I know of to answer your questions http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/ff626524(v=vs.105).aspx but you should drop by during this course. I'm sure the subject matter experts answering questions would be able to advise you.