They included tablets using Windows 8 Pro that were said to be “enterprise-ready” to a laptop with a touch screen that starts at US$499.
CEO Steve Ballmer called it “an exciting, exciting day” that marked “a new era for Microsoft.
“No doubt Windows 8 shatters the perception of what a PC is,” he said.
Forrester also has a prediction IT managers won’t like: With Apple’s OS X and Google’s Chrome OS for PC-like devices being updated annual, Microsoft will have give up its three-year development cycle for its desktop OS.
Coming in 2014: Windows 9. Be warned.