Microsoft’s Windows 8 rotation support is greatly improved, primarily for tablet and slate devices.
The company has improved the way that Windows 8 rotates displays, from small screen tablets up to desktop monitors. Microsoft has worked closely with several graphics card vendors to improve the experience of switching from portrait to landscape modes on tablet and slate devices. The result is a more smoother way to rotate. It’s important to remember that this is early work and the support will likely improve in time but for now the company has made some solid improvements.
Microsoft’s landscape and portrait modes are both supported across the metro and classic desktop user interfaces. Tiles dynamically change their width and position to suit horizontal or portrait modes, dependent on the amount of resolution available to the system. System manufacturers can build in rotation switches to lock the position of the screen in a particular mode. The transitions are speedy and from my experience they work well across Windows 8. Check out the hands on video below.