Bill Gates supports Microsoft’s decision to make its own Windows 8 tablet


Microsoft made the bold move to build its own Windows 8 tablet when the company announced the Windows 8 Surface tablet recently. While OEMs feel like they have been punched in the gut, Bill Gates believes Microsoft made the right move.

“I actually believe you can have the best of both worlds. You can have a rich eco-system of manufacturers and you can have a few signature devices that show off, wow, what’s the difference between a tablet and a PC? You can get everything you like about a tablet, everything you like a PC, all in one device. That should change the way people look at things,” Bill Gates stated while being a guest on Charlie Rose.

The Surface tablet is the first PC with a magnesium case (a first of its kind) and features a 10.6 inch display. It is super thin at 9.3mm and weighs in at 1.5 pounds. Microsoft proclaims that Surface will have the best WiFi of any tablet today. On top of that, the tablet will feature a stand for those who don’t want to hold it! The Surface tablet will run Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro for one that runs on an Intel chip.