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Windows 8-powered Surface better replacement for desktop – Bill Gates

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Updated July 4, 2012

Former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates has spoken on the recently introduced Windows 8-powered Surface tablet which by mind games showed why Microsoft sucker-punched its partners in the gut as it decided to go solo and the idea behind it is to knock the conventional PC out of the market.

The former Microsoft CEO gave a pat on the back to Microsoft thereby lending his full support to the company concerning the move of going solo saying Microsoft has done the right thing by going solo, and that Windows 8 is going to kill the traditional PC.

Bill Gates talked about the recent invention and the reason behind Microsoft’s decision to make its own tablet.

“You can get everything you like about a tablet, everything you like about a PC, all in one device. That should change the way people look at things,” he said.

As previously reported, Surface will arrive in two flavours: x86-based featuring Windows 8 Pro, and ARM-based using Windows RT. It will feature a unique cover that also serves as a super-thin keyboard, and go head to head with other Windows 8 tablets manufactured by HP, Dell, Asus, Lenovo and others.

To Microsoft’s defense, Google is taking the same route with its Nexus 7 tablet and the other “Google Experience” tablets planned in the near future. These will be “signature” devices offering the best of what Google has to offer while manufactured by one of its top-tier manufacturers. However these devices will be competing not only with Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Apple’s iPad, but all the other Android tablets on the market.

As for Bill Gates’ vision of the future, he openly admitted that Windows 8 tablets will replace the traditional PCs.

All-In-One PCs seem to do well in the general consumer market. They’re not as thin as tablets, but they’re more compact than the traditional desktop and typically sport touchscreens. Maybe it will be this specific sector that tablets while annihilate first.