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Scaling to different screens – Windows 8

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Scaling to different screens

Interesting post on all of the variables involved.

Device diversity

Looking at the breadth of devices that will run Windows 8, we can classify their screens in several ways.

  • Screen size: There will be PCs with different screen sizes, from the smaller screens on tablets, to medium sized laptops, and large desktops and all-in-ones. These screens will also come in different shapes or aspect ratios.
  • Screen resolution: Screens will have an increasing number of pixels on screen, or screen resolution. In general, the larger the screen, the higher the screen resolution, but this isn’t always the case.
  • Pixel density: Screens will also have different pixel densities, which is the number of pixels within a physical area, or dots per inch (DPI.) The pixel density increases as the screen resolution increases, but the screen size remains constant.
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Written by SilverWav

March 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

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