Microsoft Windows 8 will support high-resolution displays


The final release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is getting closer every single day. It's a hard wait for people who currently love or hate it – for the former, the fall release timeframe seems like an eternity. To the latter, though, fall just sounds like enough time for Microsoft to fix the UI oddities in Windows 8. 

It doesn't matter how you feel; what matters is that you're excited to see what comes next. Microsoft has appeased our want of Windows 8 information pretty well over the course of its development, and today's blog post is no exception.

The graph you see above shows common screen sizes for Windows 8. I don't want to focus too much on them, because Microsoft hasn't listed any particularly pocketable screen sizes. (Luckily, the title has the word 'common' in it, so we should still see some pocketable devices when Windows 8 hits the market.) What I do want to focus on, however, is the pixel densities that Windows 8 will support. 

Sinofsky's post in the Building Windows 8 blog tells us that the new operating system will be able to support PPIs that are pretty high, with some of them going up all the way to 291PPI. That's better than Apple's new iPad, and is very close to the iPhone 4/4S.

Because of this information, I'd expect to see some very high-quality screens when Windows 8 launches this fall. Personally, I'd love to see a 7-inch, 1920 x 1080 or higher screen – but we'll have to wait to see what happens.

[Building Windows 8]
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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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