For several years now, device manufacturers have been in a race to push the pixel density of devices – primarily mobile devices – higher and higher. The race began with the iPhone 4 “Retina” display, an at the time impressive 330 pixels per inch (PPI) 960x640 3.5” display. Keen to trump the Retina moniker, makers of Android devices soon churned out devices with displays with PPIs of 440 and higher, with the current push to 2560x1440 displays in 5.5” or smaller sizes which yield an amazing 500+ PPI. We’ve seen a similar race in the tablet space, with 1280x800 soon giving way to 2560x1600 displays, but this time in a 7” to 10” form factor. Not wanting to be left out, Windows laptops and...

Microsoft Surface RT Starting at $499, Available 10/26, Preorder Today

Earlier this summer Microsoft did the somewhat unexpected and announced first party Windows RT and Windows 8 tablet hardware under the Surface brand. Microsoft wanted to have flagship devices...

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/16/2012

Windows 8 Pre-Orders Start; $39.99 Download Option on October 26th

With Windows 8 officially launching in under two weeks, Microsoft and its retail partners have finally begun taking pre-orders for Windows 8. As with prior Windows pre-order promotions, several...

76 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2012

Office for Mac 2011 Gets Retina Display Support

Since the launch of the MacBook Pro with Retina display in June, Microsoft had announced full compatibility of Office for Mac 2011 with Mountain Lion, but had neither confirmed...

11 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC

Check out our hands on with the devices here. At an event today in NYC, HTC unveiled its first two Windows Phone 8 devices: the Windows Phone 8X and 8S...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

Nokia Announces Lumia 920 & 820 Running Windows Phone 8

Nokia just announced its next-generation Windows Phone 8 devices: the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Both are pentaband devices (available in both LTE and HSPA+ versions later this year...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Live from the Nokia/Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Press Conference

We just got seated for the Microsoft/Nokia Windows Phone 8 press conference in NYC. This is the first of many press events happening this week. There's a Motorola event...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Microsoft Reveals First Battery Life Specs for Windows RT Tablets

Yesterday Microsoft announced the final roster for ARM based Windows RT tablets expected to launch this year. We'll see Windows RT tablets from ASUS, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung, as...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2012

Windows 8 Released To Manufacturing

Right on schedule, Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing on the first day of the first week of August. Microsoft has put out a full...

57 by Ryan Smith on 8/1/2012

Windows 8 Gets A Launch Date: October 26th

After previously announcing that Windows 8 would have a retail launch sometime in late October, Microsoft has nailed down a final date: Friday, October 26th. The launch on a...

39 by Ryan Smith on 7/19/2012

Windows 8 To RTM In August, Retail In October

On the heels of last week’s announcement of Microsoft’s promotional Windows 8 upgrade pricing, Microsoft has announced a tentative delivery schedule for Windows 8 today at their Worldwide Partner...

19 by Ryan Smith on 7/9/2012

Windows 8 Upgrade Will Cost Just $39.99

It's a move that the team from Cupertino has been using for the last several years, and it looks like Microsoft is going to give it a shot. In...

91 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/2/2012

Microsoft's Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco - We're There

We're inside the venue at Microsoft's Windows Phone developer summit in San Francisco. From the look of the posters we're in for some new features, including some facial recognition...

19 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Microsoft Surface - We Go Hands On [UPDATE: Detailed Impressions]

Post-announcement, Microsoft took us to a backroom in Milk Studios to give us hands on experience with the Surface. They weren't lying, even the preproduction units feel awesome in...

161 by Vivek Gowri on 6/18/2012

Microsoft's Major Announcement in LA - We're There!

We're at Microsoft's major announcement in LA - it's been shrouded in secrecy, with Redmond only releasing venue details earlier today (a mere 5 hours before the start of...

26 by Vivek Gowri on 6/18/2012

Microsoft Announces Xbox SmartGlass Service For Windows 8, Windows Phone

While we’ll leave most of the E3 gaming announcements today to the gaming press, there is one bit of news that has come out of E3 that’s going to...

1 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2012

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Release Preview; NVIDIA & AMD Prep New Win8 Drivers

Closing out the month of May, Microsoft gave everyone an early present by putting up the final preview version of Windows 8, the Windows 8 Release Preview. Originally expected...

23 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2012

Media Center for Windows 8: An Add-on At A Nominal Price

AnandTech has been covering the Home Theater PC space since those halcyon days when Windows XP Media Center was rolling out, and the era of dual-core Pentiums promised tolerable...

99 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/5/2012

Windows 8 Release Preview Due in First Week of June

Microsoft has announced that the Windows 8 Release Preview, a near-final build of the upcoming operating system, will be available to the public in the first week of June...

38 by Andrew Cunningham on 4/24/2012

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Product Editions

Microsoft Communications Manager Brandon LeBlanc has finally given us our first official information about product editions for Windows 8, which is now confirmed to be the product's actual shipping...

56 by Andrew Cunningham on 4/16/2012

Microsoft Talks Windows 8 Touch Experience on Windows 7 Tablets

Microsoft's Jerry Koh and Jeff Piira gave some insight into the Windows 8 touch experience in yet another Building Windows 8 blog post yesterday. They talked specifically about the...

18 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/29/2012

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