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Gates already has a Surface RT with a black keyboard cover and loves it

Just days ahead of the release of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet, Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates offered his opinion on the company's latest products -- and he seems to be rather fond of them (naturally).

In a video interview with Microsoft's Steve Clayton of Next blog, Gates talked about how incredible Windows 8 is, and even said "Windows 8 is key to where personal computing is going." 

Gates added that Windows 8 has brought the operating system into "the world of touch, low-power devices - really giving people the best of what you think of as a tablet-type experience and the PC experience. 

Gates sees Windows 8 as a perfect balance between a mobile and PC experience because it incorporates touch, making certain tasks faster and easier, but also keeps some traditional aspects of the computing experience - such as using a keyboard or mouse.

"You want to incorporate touch without giving up a kind of keyboard/mouse capability that is just so natural in most settings," said Gates.

Of course, Gates also gave his opinion of Microsoft's Surface tablet, saying that it's an "unbelievably great product." In fact, he already has a Surface RT with a black keyboard cover. 

"You can't appreciate it without seeing it," said Gates. "People, get to a store and play around with this thing. The way you put that keyboard on and off, the richness of the swiping that takes the touch interface to a new level, just the beauty of the device - it is absolutely incredible."

Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface will be released this Friday. The Surface already went on sale for pre-order and sold out of its 32GB units

"People will be pretty amazed about the energy Microsoft's putting behind this new wave of products," said Gates. "We really saved up in terms of knowing this was such an important set of innovations that whether it's great new applications, ISV engagement or just plain marketing, this is the big time for us."

You can watch the interview here:

Source: technet

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RE: Got 30 seconds in.......
By NellyFromMA on 10/22/2012 3:00:30 PM , Rating: 3
Lol, this is a perfect example of FB syndrome.

FB changes its wall and everyone cries for a short time and before you know it people adapt cause its better than the alternatives.

Who's whining about that anymore?

Especially funny is that you're chastising MS for innovating and yet Win8 is the single largest innovation in the entire industry in 15-20 years and yet because they are doing that you are upset.

here's the truth..... Most consumers don't know what they want. If you design something literally as the consumer requests, you assume they know what actually works and they don't. They are consumers and need your (the designers / devs / engineers) guidance in coming up with the best issue.

Here's how it works. Don't ask them what they want; ask what their problems are and attempt to understand all of their problems and conceive a solution to resolve it.

MS has done this over the course of their entire existence, but especially in the last 5-7 years amassing user information about how they actually interact with their PCs.

They will NEVER EVER please everyone. They just can't, largely because consumers are fickle and many times adamant that they know what they want but actually do not. That's why consumers are not typically experts. If they were, they'd likely be contributing towards the work to develop new devices.

It's just the way it is. Thanks for highlighting that.

RE: Got 30 seconds in.......
By superstition on 10/22/12, Rating: 0
RE: Got 30 seconds in.......
By Tony Swash on 10/22/12, Rating: -1
RE: Got 30 seconds in.......
By Pirks on 10/22/2012 6:34:53 PM , Rating: 2
while tony was busy fapping in general cupertino direction the two surface higher end models are all sold out now in the states

RE: Got 30 seconds in.......
By superstition on 10/25/2012 6:42:44 PM , Rating: 2
Win8 is the single largest innovation in the entire industry in 15-20 years

Of all the fanboi nonsense, this takes the cake.

"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins

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