20/01/2012 17:28 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, Tech & Gadgets
Microsoft says goodbye to CES: A history in pictures

Microsoft bid farewell to CES



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Microsoft bid a fond farewell

Microsoft have been regular visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES for short) in Las Vegas for nearly 20 years. And as the dust settles around 2012's extravaganza, Microsoft leave the stage for the last time. CES 2012 marked the last keynote for the tech giant after a varied but illustrious history at the event.

We look back at some classic moments from 2001-2011; a decade that saw former CEO Bill Gates give up his mantle and the launch of many a game-changing product.


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