Microsoft Corporation is an American technology company known by its line of computer operating systems. Its headquarters are located in Redmond, Washington in the United States. Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975 to convert and sell BASIC, a computer programming language, for the Altair 8800, a personal computer. Microsoft oversees the development, production, licensure, and selling of computer software, social networking services, cloud computing, video games, and personal computers. The company is the third US public company that is valued at more than $1 trillion following Apple and Amazon. Microsoft’s most popular products are the Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Skype, Xbox, LinkedIn, One Drive, and Internet Explorer.

Who were the founders of Microsoft?

Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen who were childhood friends. Its headquarters were originally based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but later moved to Washington State. Paul Allen quit his job as a programmer in Boston, Massachusetts, and Bill Gates left Harvard University to focus on creating Microsoft.

When was Microsoft founded?

Microsoft was founded on April 4, 1975, and was originally named Micro-Soft, due to its microprocessors and software. Microsoft was created to produce software for the Altair 8800, a personal computer. Microsoft quickly became a success and by the end of 1978, it had made more than $1 million in sales.

What products is Microsoft known for today?

The products that Microsoft is known for today are its software products that include the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suites, and the Internet Explorer as well as Edge web browsers. Its other products include the flagship hardware products like the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of computers.

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5’10” | 1.78 m
October 28, 1955
Bill Gates
178.000
1955.00
321000
3D
Bill Gates
9.14” | 23.2 cm
12.3” | 31.2 cm
.59”-9” | 1.5-2.3 cm
3.62 lb | 1.64 kg
2017
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5”)
23.200
31.200
2.300
1.640
2017.00
77000
https://p3d.in/e/CjO3d
3D
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5”)3D model of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5”) viewed in perspective3D model of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5”) viewed in perspective
9.87” | 25.1 cm
13.5” | 34.3 cm
.57”-.9” | 1.5-2.3 cm
4.2 lb | 1.91 kg
2017
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15”)
25.100
34.300
2.300
1.910
2017.00
77000
https://p3d.in/e/lkA3E
3D
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15”)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15”)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15”)
6.9” | 17.5 cm
9.65” | 24.5 cm
.33" | .83 cm
1.17 lb | .53 kg
2018
Microsoft Surface Go
17.500
24.500
0.830
0.530
2018.00
124000
https://p3d.in/e/JVZLy
3D
Microsoft Surface GoView of the Microsoft Surface Go in 3D available for downloadView of the Microsoft Surface Go in 3D available for download
29.2” | 74.1 cm
43.2” | 109.7 cm
3” | 7.6 cm
61.6 lb | 28 kg
2019
Microsoft Surface Hub 2S
74.100
109.700
7.600
28.000
2019.00
1900
https://p3d.in/e/Q7JjH
3D
Microsoft Surface Hub 2S3D model of the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S viewed in perspective3D model of the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S viewed in perspective
8.79” | 22.3 cm
12.13” | 30.81 cm
.57” | 1.45 cm
2.83 lb | 1.28 kg
2018
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
22.300
30.810
1.450
1.280
2018.00
18000
https://p3d.in/e/Eniea
3D
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2Perspective view of a 3D model of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2Perspective view of a 3D model of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
8.8” | 22.33 cm
12.1” | 30.8 cm
.57” | 1.45 cm
2.84 lb | 1.29 kg
2019
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
22.330
30.800
1.450
1.290
2019.00
38500
https://p3d.in/e/eAtU8
3D
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)View of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”) in 3D available for downloadView of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”) in 3D available for download
9.6” | 24.4 cm
13.4” | 33.95 cm
.57” | 1.45 cm
3.4 lb | 1.54 kg
2019
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
24.400
33.950
1.450
1.540
2019.00
38500
https://p3d.in/e/T215i
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15”)3D model of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15”) viewed in perspective3D model of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15”) viewed in perspective
7.9” | 20.1 cm
11.5” | 29.2 cm
.33” | .85 cm
1.73 lb | .784 kg
2017
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen)
20.100
29.200
0.850
0.784
2017.00
6400
https://p3d.in/e/Xbh29
3D
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen)
7.9” | 20.1 cm
11.5” | 29.2 cm
.33” | .85 cm
1.73 lb | .784 kg
2018
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
20.100
29.200
0.850
0.784
2018.00
49000
https://p3d.in/e/5AFXF
3D
Microsoft Surface Pro 6View of the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 in 3D available for downloadView of the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 in 3D available for download
7.9” | 20.1 cm
11.5” | 29.2 cm
.33” | .85 cm
1.74 lb | .79 kg
2019
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
20.100
29.200
0.850
0.790
2019.00
69000
https://p3d.in/e/bKGx2
3D
Microsoft Surface Pro 73D model of the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 viewed in perspective3D model of the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 viewed in perspective
8.2” | 20.8 cm
11.3” | 28.7 cm
.28” | .73 cm
1.7 lb | .774 kg
2019
Microsoft Surface Pro X
20.800
28.700
0.730
0.774
2019.00
31800
https://p3d.in/e/jU8iN
3D
Microsoft Surface Pro XPerspective view of a 3D model of the Microsoft Surface Pro XPerspective view of a 3D model of the Microsoft Surface Pro X
17.3” | 43.9 cm
25.1” | 63.74 cm
.5” | 1.25 cm
21 lb | 9.56 kg
2018
Microsoft Surface Studio 2
43.900
63.740
1.250
9.560
2018.00
15700
https://p3d.in/e/GiRp7
3D
Microsoft Surface Studio 2View of the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 in 3D available for downloadView of the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 in 3D available for download
Xbox
983000
3.58” | 91 mm
12.6” | 320 mm
10.2” | 259.1 mm
8.8 lb | 4 kg
2001-2009
Xbox
9.100
32.000
25.910
4.000
2001.00
983000
3D
Xbox
Xbox 360
106000
3.1” | 78.7 mm
12.2” | 309.9 mm
10.6” | 269.2 mm
7.7 lb | 3.5 kg
2005-2016
Xbox 360
7.870
30.990
26.920
3.500
2005.00
106000
3D
Xbox 360
4.13” | 105 mm
6.05” | 154 mm
2.41” | 61.3 mm
9.5 oz | .27 kg
2005
Xbox 360 Controller
10.500
15.400
6.130
0.270
2005.00
44000
3D
Xbox 360 Controller
5.5” | 139.7 mm
7” | 177.8 mm
2.7” | 68.6 mm
19.4 oz | .55 kg
2001
Xbox Controller
13.970
17.780
6.860
0.550
2001.00
90000
3D
Xbox Controller
Xbox One
431000
3.1” | 78.7 mm
13.1” | 332.7 mm
10.8” | 275 mm
7.8 lb | 3.54 kg
2013
Xbox One
7.870
33.270
27.500
3.540
2013.00
431000
3D
Xbox One
4.01” | 101.9 mm
6.02” | 152.9 mm
2.4” | 61 mm
9.9 oz | .28 kg
2013
Xbox One Controller
10.190
15.290
6.100
0.280
2013.00
141000
3D
Xbox One Controller
2.5” | 63.5 mm
11.6” | 294.6 mm
9.0” | 228.6 mm
6.4 lb | 2.9 kg
2016
Xbox One S
6.350
29.460
22.860
2.900
2016.00
154000
3D
Xbox One S
2.36” | 59.9 mm
11.81” | 300 mm
9.45” | 240 mm
8.4 lb | 3.81 kg
2017
Xbox One X
5.990
30.000
24.000
3.810
2017.00
285000
3D
Xbox One X
11.85” | 30.1 cm
5.94” | 15.1 cm
5.94” | 15.1 cm
2020
Xbox Series X
30.100
15.100
15.100
2020.00
155000
3D
Xbox Series X
Microsoft Surface Pro 6

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is a sixth-generation 2-in-1 detachable tablet computer released by Microsoft in 2018 and also referred to as Surface Pro 1796. It was available in several storage options, business and consumer models with the business model using Windows 10 Pro and the consumer model Windows 10 Home and was also available in Matte Black color option not seen in previous Surface Pro models.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has height of 7.9” (20.1 cm), width of 11.5” (29.2 cm), depth of .33” (.85 cm), and weighs 1.73 lb (.784 kg). The screen size is 12.3” (31.2 cm) with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 px at 267 ppi.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 measured with height, width, and depth and resolution
The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is a sixth-generation 2-in-1 detachable tablet computer released by Microsoft in 2018 and also referred to as Surface Pro 1796. It was available in several storage options, business and consumer models using variations of Windows 10 Pro and Home.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has height of 7.9” (20.1 cm), width of 11.5” (29.2 cm), depth of .33” (.85 cm), and weighs 1.73 lb (.784 kg). The screen size is 12.3” (31.2 cm) with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 px at 267 ppi.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 measured with height, width, and depth and resolution
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Height:
7.9” | 20.1 cm
Width:
11.5” | 29.2 cm
Length:
Depth:
.33” | .85 cm
Display Size
12.3” | 31.2 cm
Resolution
2736 x 1824 px; 267 ppi
Weight:
1.73 lb | .784 kg
Area:
Storage
128, 256, 512 GB, or 1TB
Designer
Microsoft
Year
2018

Drawings include:
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 front elevation (screen), side (screen), side (keyboard), top (keyboard)

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Xbox

The Xbox is a video game console created by Microsoft. It was released around the world from 2001 to 2002. It is a sixth-generation gaming console. The Xbox is the competitor to Sony’s PlayStation 2, Sega’s Dreamcast, and Nintendo’s GameCube. The Xbox was the first console to feature a built-in hard disk. At the time of its release it was the most powerful piece of game console on the market. It can support up to 4 players at once, and 2 or more systems can be connected. It also had the ability to rip music from CDs and play DVDs with the Xbox DVD remote. The Xbox was discontinued in 2009.

The Xbox has a height of 3.58” (91 mm), width of 12.6” (320 mm), depth of 10.2” (259.1 mm), and approximate weight of 8.8 lb (4 kg).

Collection of drawings of the Xbox with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Xbox is a video game console created by Microsoft. It was released around the world from 2001 to 2002. It is a sixth-generation gaming console. The Xbox is the competitor to Sony’s PlayStation 2, Sega’s Dreamcast, and Nintendo’s GameCube.

The Xbox has a height of 3.58” (91 mm), width of 12.6” (320 mm), depth of 10.2” (259.1 mm), and approximate weight of 8.8 lb (4 kg).

Collection of drawings of the Xbox with height, width, and depth dimensions
Xbox
Height:
3.58” | 91 mm
Width:
12.6” | 320 mm
Length:
Depth:
10.2” | 259.1 mm
Resolution (Max)
1920 x 1080 px
Weight:
8.8 lb | 4 kg
Area:
Storage
Designer
Microsoft
Release
2001-2009

Drawings include:
Xbox front elevation, top, side

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Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen)

The Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) is a hybrid 2-in-1 detachable notebook computer released in 2017 as the successor of Surface Pro 4. The device uses Windows 10 Pro and also includes a studio mode that allows the device to lay flatter and offers a tablet mode when the slim keyboard is detached from the device. The Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) was succeeded by Surface Pro 6.

The Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) has height of 7.9” (20.1 cm), width of 11.5” (29.2 cm), depth of .33” (.85 cm), and weighs 1.73 lb (.784 kg). The screen size is 12.3” (31.2 cm) with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 px at 267 ppi.

Collection of drawings of the Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) display with measured dimensions and resolution
The Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) is a hybrid 2-in-1 detachable notebook computer released in 2017 as the successor of Surface Pro 4. The device uses Windows 10 Pro and also includes a studio mode that allows the device to lay flatter and offers a tablet mode when the slim keyboard is detached.

The Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) has height of 7.9” (20.1 cm), width of 11.5” (29.2 cm), depth of .33” (.85 cm), and weighs 1.73 lb (.784 kg). The screen size is 12.3” (31.2 cm) with a resolution of 2736 x 1824 px at 267 ppi.

Collection of drawings of the Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) display with measured dimensions and resolution
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Height:
7.9” | 20.1 cm
Width:
11.5” | 29.2 cm
Length:
Depth:
.33” | .85 cm
Display Size
12.3” | 31.2 cm
Resolution
2736 x 1824 px; 267 ppi
Weight:
1.73 lb | .784 kg
Area:
Storage
128, 256, 512 GB, or 1TB
Designer
Microsoft
Year
2017

Drawings include:
Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) front elevation (screen), side (screen), side (keyboard), top (keyboard)

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Xbox 360 Controller

The Xbox 360 Controller is a seventh-generation controller and successor of the Xbox controller, primarily for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 home video game console. The Xbox 360 Controller was released in 2005 and is available either in wireless or wired version, all of which are compatible with various Microsoft PC operating systems.

The video game controller also comes in various colors for retail and non-retail and accessories such as play and charge kit, wireless gaming receiver, and Messenger kit. The Xbox 360 Controller is not just for gaming use but also non-gaming use, such as controlling periscopes on new Virginia-class submarines.

The Xbox 360 Controller has a height of 4.13” (105 mm), width of 6.05” (154 mm), depth of 2.41” (61.3 mm), and approximate weight of 9.5 oz (.27 kg).

Dimensioned drawings of the Xbox 360 Controller with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation views
The Xbox 360 Controller is a seventh-generation controller and successor of the Xbox controller, primarily for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 home video game console. The Xbox 360 Controller was released in 2005 and is available either in wireless or wired version, all of which are compatible various PCs.

The Xbox 360 Controller has a height of 4.13” (105 mm), width of 6.05” (154 mm), depth of 2.41” (61.3 mm), and approximate weight of 9.5 oz (.27 kg).

Dimensioned drawings of the Xbox 360 Controller with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation views
Xbox 360 Controller
Height:
4.13” | 105 mm
Width:
6.05” | 154 mm
Length:
Depth:
2.41” | 61.3 mm
Weight:
9.5 oz | .27 kg
Area:
Designer
Microsoft
Released
2005

Drawings include:
Xbox 360 Controller front elevation, top, side

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Xbox Controller

The Xbox Controller is the sixth generation video game controller released by Microsoft in 2000, primarily for Microsoft’s Xbox home video game console. The original controller was called the “Duke” or “Fatty” and received lots of criticism for its bulky and oversized nature that made it feature in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2008 for being the biggest controller.

Today, it spots a smaller and light structure ideal for smaller hands with Xbox systems available in all the territories it is sold and the larger controller being available as an optional accessory. Its features include two analog triggers, dual vibration motors, two analog sticks, back and start button, and digital directional pads.

The Xbox Controller has a height of 5.5” (139.7 mm), width of 7” (177.8 mm), depth of 2.7” (68.6 mm), and approximate weight of 19.4 oz (.55 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Xbox Controller measured with height, width, and depth
The Xbox Controller is the sixth generation video game controller released by Microsoft in 2000, primarily for Microsoft’s Xbox home video game console. The original controller was called the “Duke” or “Fatty” and received lots of criticism for its bulky and oversized nature.

The Xbox Controller has a height of 5.5” (139.7 mm), width of 7” (177.8 mm), depth of 2.7” (68.6 mm), and approximate weight of 19.4 oz (.55 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Xbox Controller measured with height, width, and depth
Xbox Controller
Height:
5.5” | 139.7 mm
Width:
7” | 177.8 mm
Length:
Depth:
2.7” | 68.6 mm
Weight:
19.4 oz | .55 kg
Area:
Designer
Microsoft
Released
2001

Drawings include:
Xbox Controller front elevation, top, side

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