Original Link: http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/20/4008024/ballmer-surface-is-a-real-business-won-dominate-volume

After describing Surface as a “design point” to “prime the pump” and “sell a few million,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is describing the company’s tablets as a “real business” this week. In a brief interview with MIT technology Review, Ballmer avoids answering Surface sales questions, but says he’s “super-glad” Microsoft did the Surface as it’s important for the Windows ecosystem. “Surface is a real business,” says Ballmer. “In an environment in which there’s 350 million PCs sold, I don’t think Surface is going to dominate volume, but it’s a real business.”