Microsoft did set some pretty stringent standards for those who want to churn out tablets that run on the Windows 8 operating system, and among one of those would be a screen resolution count of 1366 x 768 pixels. Of course, the lower the common denominator, the better since costs would be lowered as well, but this was not the case, at least not until a few days ago, where the leaked build of Windows Blue actually depicted that the minimum resolution has been lowered all the way down to 1,024 x 768, which should come across as a sigh of relief for some of the fledgling tablet manufacturers.
This particular change was announced on Microsoft’s Windows Certification Newsletter earlier this March, where Microsoft did state that they were not actually doing so to encourage PC OEMs to deliver a lower resolution for their Windows 8 tablet products, although the possibility is there, thereby admitting, “We understand that partners exploring designs for certain markets could find greater design flexibility helpful.” Assuming a Windows 8 tablet will feature a 1,024 x 786 resolution, the PC OEM maker has the responsibility of stating so to the consumer, and that such tablets are unable to support the snap view for Windows 8 Modern apps. Fair enough, don’t you think so?
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