Microsoft Talks About How It Made The Surface Display Less Reflective

Microsoft Talks About How It Made The Surface Display Less Reflective

Talk what you may about the operating system that powers it, the fact remains that Surface tablets feature some absolutely amazing and sleek hardware on the outside.

The build quality is one of the finest available, and the display in particular has garnered some amazing praise from various quarters. The screen on Surface RT is gorgeous, on Surface Pro it’s out of the world.

And Redmond would like to show you what it went through to make it possible.

Microsoft has just put up a new post on the Surface blog, providing more details on how the team in its Applied Sciences division helped the Surface team not just in making sure the Touch Cover was only 3mm thin, but also how to cut down on reflections on the Surface touchscreen:

“Solving this issue meant having the fewest layers of glass possible (the team knew that more layers meant more reflections). The solution they developed to eliminate these reflections was ultimately to fuse all the optical layers together (touch sensor, protective glass, and other layers) so that the layers became the same density and matched each other’s index of refraction as close as possible. The end result was reduced glare, reflections, and even making the display stronger and more resilient.”

Nerdy stuff? Thought so!

Regardless, the Surface display remains one of the best features of the elite Windows slate. And it’s reasonable to expect that the Applied Sciences division at the company will be hard at work helping the hardware engineers for the next generation of Surface tablets.

Tablets in plural, thank you, as new reports suggest that Microsoft is cooking up a bunch of new models set for release later this year and early next.