One of the world's popular and largest software makers, Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in California at Redmond of the United States.
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It is renowned for its Windows, the world's most famous operating system for PCs and laptops, and it launched its first Windows smartphone OS in 2010, and its very own Surface series line up of tablets in 2012. The company recently completed the acquisition of Nokia Devices and other Services division in 2014.
It is the world’s largest software maker in terms of sales revenue and also considered as one of the world’s most valuable companies. It is ranked 25th in Fortune 500 annual list of top companies based on revenue for 2016 and 23rd in Forbes 2000 annual list of top companies based on sales, assets and market capitalization for 2016.
Microsoft launched Microsoft Surface tablet computer in 2012 thereby penetrating into the PC segment market. The tablets then ran on the Windows 8 operating system. MS Surface became the 1st device in the history of personal computers to have its hardware been designed and made by Microsoft.
The most recent tablet model of Microsoft is Microsoft Surface 4 that comes with a 12.30-inch display with a very high resolution of 2736 pixels by 1824 pixels in comparison to other products in market with a PPI of 267 pixels per inch.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with 4GB of RAM. It has an Intel Core M3 processor and the 128GB expandable memory. The Surface Pro 4 has an 8-mp primary camera on the rear and a 5-mp front camera. It runs Windows 10 and weighs 766.00 grams.
It has a market share over 4% with annual shipments ranging around 8.3 million, in 2015-16.