There many high resolutions PCs, The Surface Pro, Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, Toshiba Kirabook, Dell XPS 12 to name a few.  However, the user interface is often too small with text that can be hard to read and touch targets that are too small.  With Windows 8.1 Microsoft adds full support for high density displays, introducing automatic scaling for UI in these devices. According to Microsoft’s Jensen Harris, “Text might not be as sharp on apps that aren’t ready.” director of the Windows User Experience team.  In Windows 8.1 you can scale up 200% in both the desktop and metro mode.  Microsoft has updated many of the first party  Windows apps including Windows Explorer to look better in high density displays. According to The Verge: Harris expects there to be a transition process as developers update their apps to take advantage of the higher resolution, but Windows 8.1 will still be ...

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Microsoft today announced that it has completed the acquisition Of Perceptive Pixel, the manufacturer of high performance touch screen displays. At WPC, Steve Ballmer announced that Microsoft will acquire PPI and the deal has been completed now. Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Office Division at Microsoft wrote the following in the blog, I’m excited to share that all closing conditions for Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel (PPI) have been met, and the deal is completed. PPI Founder, President, and CTO Jeff Han joins Microsoft as a general manager and will report to Kurt DelBene. We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome PPI to the Microsoft Office Division. PPI’s expertise in hardware, software and thought leadership will contribute to success in broad scenarios such as collaboration, meetings and presentations. Source: Microsoft ...

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