Creating Windows Phone apps on a Netbook


It does work, although you might want to attach a larger monitor...

I was wondering if it is possible to run Visual Studio 2010 and create Windows Phone applications on a very small machine, say a tiny MSI Wind netbook with a lowly Atom processor. Turns out that it is, and it is just about useable (as long as you take the precaution of upgrading the memory to 2G).

You can run Silverlight applications on the windows phone emulator but for XNA you need to find a machine with a bit more graphical grunt, since the graphical power in the phone is actually greater than the netbook, which therefore can’t properly emulate it.