Microsoft is working on the latest version of their Windows operating system termed as Windows 8. This new and improved OS will carry on the company’s software legacy and at the same time will add in many interesting features.
Recently Microsoft officials have revealed that Windows 8 operating system would support very high resolution tablets, higher than any tablets that are presently available in the market. There was a scaling problem in the present Windows version. The cutting edge applications and media contents were sometimes not compatible with it. As the demand for high resolution multimedia contents and graphics is at an ever time high Microsoft is all set to take the next step.
Advanced image resolution support will be present in the tablets, laptops and computers running on Windows 8 operating system. Metro user interface which is going to be featured along with the new OS in tablets will provide sufficient scaling for applications and media content and this will ensure better and higher quality image output.
Till now the epitome of image resolution was considered to be in the retina displays seen in Apples devices. But the new Windows 8 tablets are speculated to support higher pixel densities than in other devices. So we can expect pixel density in the range of 250 + per inch for tablets.
According to some leaks the minimum pixel density which is going to be featured in Microsoft’s tablets will be in the range of 135 dots per inch. That is a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. This will be the apt resolution for the Metro user interface. Usually when tablet specific applications are not used they would appear discontinuous and the needed visual output won’t be obtained.
Windows tablets support scalable graphics anyway and with the new development tools from the company application compatibility can be checked for various screen sizes and form factors. By fixing 135dpi as the minimum resolution the applications would provide the needed visual appearance even when it is used in a higher resolution display.
If we consider full HD resolution displays in an 11.6 inch screen the pixel density will be about 190. The new generation iPad will have about 264 dpi pixel density. So the new Windows 8 tablets will have to compete with these devices in terms of resolution and application compatibility. The exact release date of Windows 8 OS is not known as for now.