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Higher-than-1080p displays are becoming almost commonplace in Android and iOS tablets and even some Windows notebooks. But what about Windows tablets?
It looks like they might be next. There’s a rumor that Acer is getting ready to launch a Windows 8 tablet with an 11.6 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, an Intel Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
Full-screen Windows 8 apps should look great on a high-resolution IPS display. I’m a little concerned that old fashioned desktop-style apps will look less impressive. But with a growing number of high-res Windows 8 devices hitting the market, software developers should have a little more incentive to update their Windows programs with resolution-independent graphics.
Here’s a roundup of tech news stories from around the web.
- Acer Bulgari Windows 8 tablet with Retina-like display on the way?
Take this unconfirmed rumor with a grain of salt, but Greek blog Techblog.gr has been on a roll with snagging scoops and leaked info recently. If true, it looks like we could start to see some pretty exciting Windows tablets soon… albeit ones that aren’t really optimized for desktop-style tasks. [Techblog.gr]
- What people are using their Raspberry Pi devices for
Raspberry Pi mini-computers are low-power, hacker-friendly devices which sell for as little as $25. If you’ve ever wondered what they’re actually good for, here’s an annotated list of ways people are using them. [reddit]
- Chrome OS beta update brings new immersive/full-screen mode
The latest beta version of Chrome OS brings an improved Files app, an immersive browsing mode, and more. Kevin Tofel’s been using the dev channel, and tells beta users what to expect. [GigaOm]
- A $69 Android tablet that’s not bad (for the price)
I’ve been saying this for a while, but today’s crappy tablets are an awful lot less crappy than last year’s. While there are still some I’d stay away from, if you know what you’re looking for and limit your expectations, you can get a perfectly serviceable tablet for well under $100. [IT Knowledge Exchange]
- Amazon Kindle DX 9.7″ eReader returns from the dead…
… but it still costs an arm and a leg (compared to most eReaders), at $299. [The Digital Reader]