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
3D
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 Hub 2S

The Microsoft Surface Hub 2S is an interactive whiteboard for businesses built by Microsoft under the Surface family of products. It is a successor of the Surface Hub, uses Windows 10, and must be roller-stand-mounted or wall-mounted during use. Other noticeable features of the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S is a welcoming screen with three buttons, and the ability for multi-touch and multi-pen capabilities.

The Microsoft Surface Hub 2S has height of 29.2” (74.1 cm), width of 43.2” (109.7 cm), depth of 3” (7.6 cm), and weighs 61.6 lb (28 kg). The screen size is 50” (127 cm) with a resolution of 3840 x 2560 px.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S measured with height, width, and depth and resolution
The Microsoft Surface Hub 2S is an interactive whiteboard for businesses built by Microsoft under the Surface family of products. It is a successor of the Surface Hub, uses Windows 10, and must be roller-stand-mounted or wall-mounted during use.

The Microsoft Surface Hub 2S has height of 29.2” (74.1 cm), width of 43.2” (109.7 cm), depth of 3” (7.6 cm), and weighs 61.6 lb (28 kg). The screen size is 50” (127 cm) with a resolution of 3840 x 2560 px.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S measured with height, width, and depth and resolution
Microsoft Surface Hub 2S
Height:
29.2” | 74.1 cm
Width:
43.2” | 109.7 cm
Length:
Depth:
3” | 7.6 cm
Display Size
50” | 127 cm
Resolution
3840 x 2560 px
Weight:
61.6 lb | 28 kg
Area:
Storage
128 GB
Designer
Microsoft
Year
2019

Drawings include:
Microsoft Surface Hub 2S front elevation, side, top, front (stand), side (stand), top (stand)

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Bill Gates
Set of illustrations of Bill Gates in various poses dimensioned with overall height

Bill Gates, William Henry Gates III, was born on October 28, 1955 and is a businessman, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. Bill Gates is best known for co-founding Microsoft corporation. Gates is also the co-chairman and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, chairman and founder of the Branded Entertainment Network, and chairman and co-founder of TerraPower. He is also chairman and founder of Cascade Investment and the technology advisor at Microsoft. Bill Gates is the second wealthiest person in the world following Jeff Bezos and has a net worth of $112.8 billion USD as of January 2020.

Bill Gates has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Bill Gates, William Henry Gates III, was born on October 28, 1955 and is a businessman, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. Bill Gates is best known for co-founding Microsoft corporation. Gates is also the co-chairman and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Bill Gates
Height:
5’10” | 1.78 m
Width:
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Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Birthday
October 28, 1955

Drawings include:
Bill Gates front, side, side (walking, formal), front (walking)

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Xbox One Controller

The Xbox One Controller is the successor of the Xbox 360 Controller and works with Xbox Series X and Xbox One home video game consoles, Window-based PC, and other operating systems like Linux, Mac, and Android. The Xbox One Controller has had three revisions in 2015, 2016, and 2020 but still maintains the layout of the Xbox 360 controller with a revised shape and redesign that includes a trigger, analog sticks, and shoulder buttons.

The Xbox One Controller also has a premium version, Elite Wireless Controller marketed to professional gamers and boasts superior features such as interchangeable parts and programmable functionalities and accessories such as stereo headset adapter, chat pad, and play and charge kit.

The Xbox One Controller has a height of 4.01” (101.9 mm), width of 6.02” (152.9 mm), depth of 2.4” (61 mm), and approximate weight of 9.9 oz (.28 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Xbox One Controller measured with height, width, and depth
The Xbox One Controller is the successor of the Xbox 360 Controller and works with Xbox Series X and Xbox One home video game consoles, Window-based PC, and other operating systems like Linux, Mac, and Android. The Xbox One Controller has had three revisions in 2015, 2016, and 2020.

The Xbox One Controller has a height of 4.01” (101.9 mm), width of 6.02” (152.9 mm), depth of 2.4” (61 mm), and approximate weight of 9.9 oz (.28 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Xbox One Controller measured with height, width, and depth
Xbox One Controller
Height:
4.01” | 101.9 mm
Width:
6.02” | 152.9 mm
Length:
Depth:
2.4” | 61 mm
Weight:
9.9 oz | .28 kg
Area:
Designer
Microsoft
Released
2013

Drawings include:
Xbox One 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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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is a follow-up of the Surface Laptop and released in 2018 with competitive power levels, a quieter keyboard, increased storage options and uses Windows 10 Home. Its thin and light structure makes it portable, hence ideal for those on the go and students. It also comes in various colors, including black, with the major drawback being that it provides no option for expandable storage.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 has height of 8.79” (22.3 cm), width of 12.13” (30.81 cm), depth of .57” (1.45 cm), and weighs 2.83 lb (1.28 kg). The screen size is 13.5” (34.3 cm) with a resolution of 2256 x 1504 px at 201 ppi.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 measured with height, width, and depth
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is a follow-up of the Surface Laptop and released in 2018 with competitive power levels, a quieter keyboard, increased storage options and uses Windows 10 Home. Its thin and light structure makes it portable, hence ideal for those on the go and students.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 has height of 8.79” (22.3 cm), width of 12.13” (30.81 cm), depth of .57” (1.45 cm), and weighs 2.83 lb (1.28 kg). The screen size is 13.5” (34.3 cm) with a resolution of 2256 x 1504 px at 201 ppi.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 measured with height, width, and depth
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
Height:
8.79” | 22.3 cm
Width:
12.13” | 30.81 cm
Length:
Depth:
.57” | 1.45 cm
Display Size
13.5” | 34.3 cm
Resolution
2256 x 1504 px; 201 ppi
Weight:
2.83 lb | 1.28 kg
Area:
Storage
128, 256, 512 GB, or 1TB
Designer
Microsoft
Year
2018

Drawings include:
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 front elevation, side, front (closed), top (open), side (open)

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