Steve Ballmer, mengenai strateginya melawan iPad (Juli 2010):

But you say to me are we going to see slate? Yes. What processor are they going to have? They are going to have an Intel architecture processor at least in any foreseeable future. Are they going to run Windows? Yeah. Will it be tuned? Yes! And we are going to sell like crazy. We are going to market like crazy. We have devices that will run more applications, that have as much content, that have anything you want on the planet.

Ballmer, mengenai hasil penjualan Surface RT (Juli 2013):

“We built a few more devices than we could sell,”

“We’re not selling as many Windows devices as we want to,”