Microsoft appears to drop the display element of its Windows 11 requirements with new PC Health Check app
Microsoft has re-released its PC Health Check tool, having removed it from distribution in June because of the 'confusion' it caused. To cut a long story short, the original PC Health Check app provided scant detail about why a machine could not be upgraded to Windows 11. The new PC Health Check app does a better job at explaining Windows 11 requirements, albeit just by explaining how your machine meets or exceeds them.
We have noticed one quirk between the PC Health Check app's Windows 11 requirements and those listed in Microsoft's documentation, though. Inexplicably, the former does not mention if a machine's display is Windows 11 compliant. However, Microsoft insists that a device must have a 9-inch display that operates at a resolution of 720p or higher. While this may seem like a low bar, it would exclude many handheld devices like the ONEXPLAYER and the AYA NEO.
It is unclear if Microsoft has now dropped this requirement, because the PC Health Check app states that our ONEXPLAYER is Windows 11 compliant. Incidentally, Windows Update continues to deliver Insider Preview builds to the device, despite Microsoft kicking offending machines from the Insider Preview Program.
At this stage, it seems as though Windows 11 will ship to machines with sub 9-inch devices that would satisfy all other Windows 11 hardware requirements. Hopefully, that remains the case for the likes of the ONEXPLAYER and AYA NEO.