Bill Gates: the Microsoft Surface is great

Bill Gates: the Microsoft Surface is greatOne of the stars of the end of October craziness is Microsoft, with Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and the Microsoft Surface RT. Phew.

In an in-house interview, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has been discussing the imminent wave of stuff, describing the Surface – surprise, surprise – as “an unbelievably great product”.

Said interview is available to watch over on the YouTubes, with the Microsoft Surface content starting around the 3:30 mark.

Gates reckons the Surface embodies the notion of: “Can you get an even better tablet that also has what you expect in a PC? A tablet that’s got a stand, a tablet that you can attach a keyboard… but also gives you access to classic software like [Microsoft] Office.”

The chairman reckons we should all go have a play with the Microsoft Surface in store, as you “can’t appreciate it without seeing it.” We’ll do that, Bill.

Last weekend it was suggested that Microsoft Surface pre-orders in the UK wouldn’t be satisfied till November 2 – a whole week after the proposed October 26 release date.

However, Microsoft has since explained: “All customers should expect their devices by the original date given when orders were placed. Microsoft is following up with customers to confirm their original shipping date remains unchanged, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.”

Read more about: Microsoft Surface RTWindows 8

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Pondlife  Oct. 23, 2012 at 18:21

And I was expecting him to say it was a bag of **** too. *rolls eyes*

What you expect in a pc apart from ability to run all the software you already have on pc that is I assume Bill.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 23, 2012 at 20:16

“Can you get an even better tablet that also has what you expect in a PC? A tablet that’s got a stand, a tablet that you can attach a keyboard… but also gives you access to classic software like [Microsoft] Office.”
Like, ahem, X86-64 ? Office, but not the business license, nope, that is extra?! PC games?
We all know what Valve's Newell had to say about Windows 8 in general... I'm sure his opinion on the RT version is NSFW.

Most interesting though: “have a play with the Microsoft Surface in store[...]'can’t appreciate it without seeing it'.” - and there I thought the Modern UI was so so great that, that a thumbnail of it should bowl us all over?!

Anyhoo... I do not like you, Bill Gates. So: carry on, as you please.

TJ Skywasher  Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:48

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Pondlife  Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:58

Especially with the ipad3 now at sale prices after the ipad3s arrived.

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