Great to see Microsoft coming back, I'm sure Balmer leaving helped immensely.
To all the U.S. consumers who don't 'get' why microsoft have made another great computer, go play candy crush on your toy computer.
Apple is no longer about computing, they are about consumption and they are aimed at children and housewives.
Microsoft is where real work gets done. Where things are actually designed and created, as opposed to bought and played with.
The locked prison ecosystem of iOS is a dead end and offers nothing to this economy but a giant bloated Apple sitting on billions of dollars in an offshore bank account (paying no taxes back to the country either).
Microsoft built the IT economy. If it had been Apple we would never have had ANY open technologies.
I know Microsoft are no angels, but compared to the dead end of Apple and Google they are gods.