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Windows 8 Will Support High-End Retina-Style Displays

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In the blog post Microsoft's David Washington detailed how Windows 8, which is on its way later this year, will handle a multitude of different equipment and display setups, including the way that Metro will scale itself with different resolutions. At the standard 1366x768, no scaling will be needed but at other resolutions this is going to change in order to make the UI look and work as best as possible. With a 1920x1080 resolution there will be 140% scaling applied and for 2560x1440 resolutions there would even be 180% scaling.

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Tablet Requirements

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The truth is that Vista wasn't that bad if you had the right hardware, unfortunately Microsoft didn't enforce any minimums and so most of us never really saw the 'good side' of Vista (though Windows 7 cured many of these problems). Microsoft isn't repeating any of these mistakes with its Windows 8 tablets, and has already set some specific hardware requirements that all Win8 tablets will have to meet.

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Viewsonic’s Windows 7 Oak Trail Tablet

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With the touch-optimized Windows 8 soon on its way, you would think that every hardware maker out there would have a big “On Hold” sign over any possible plans for Windows tablets until late-2012. Of course you'd be wrong, as Viewsonic announced at CES that it is releasing the new ViewPad 10i.

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No Tablet-Centric Windows OS Until At Least 2012

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Despite what some of those slate sellers might lead you to believe, Windows 7 is pretty terrible for tablets. I don't care if you're only interested in enterprise customers; the interface just doesn't work for a finger-based usage and Microsoft kinda knows that. And that's why they're taking so bloody long to come up with an OS that works better for tablets.

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