Ballmer says that the way your Microsoft account will connect your computers to your "stuff" is "magical"
Windows 8 PCs are the "best PCs ever," he says.
The lineup is "diverse and stunning," and is just a small sample of what's to come, he says.
All of these designs will "transform what you know and experience today into something quite new and wonderful," he says.
Ballmer laying it on thick, but I guess that's his job.
Ballmer gestures at the PCs on stage and describes them as a "small sample" of what's available, but that's also because OEMs have no idea what people will glom on to.
With Windows 8, we've brought together the best of worlds - PC and tablet, and work and play - he says.
"Windows 8 will make it fun to do nothing"
Ballmer talks up the use of touch for Windows 8. There's a "HUGE" variety for you to choose from. Everybody should be able to find their perfect PC, he says.
Our partners have come up with incredible new designs, he says.
The new designs are PCs, tablets, some of them flip, some dock, some covert or attach, he noted.
You can do anything with a Windows 8 device, he says.
Ballmer is talking up how the devices are both PCs and tablets. He's really talking about a new form factor, one that hasn't existed before.
Microsoft created Office 2013 with Windows 8 in mind. They share the same look and feel.
There's that "magical" line again.
That hybrid form factor that Ballmer is pitching will only take hold if consumers gravitate to it. That's one of the big challenges for Microsoft as it moves forward with Windows 8.
Windows 8 needed a "first class" search experience, so Microsoft built one for it, he says.
Ballmer talks about "BingApps" or apps that work with its search engine.
The apps include news, photography, maps, etc.
Ballmer is doing a better job of the presentation that we just sat through.
Ballmer talking about Outlook.com and SkyDrive.
Skype on Windows 8: "effortless, immersive, designed to be always on"
If you own an Xbox, you can pair your Windows 8 device with it though a "SmartGlass" device.
Waiting to hear an explanation of the difference between Xbox Games, Videos, and Music apps from the non-Xbox ones. Not holding my breath...
Internet Explorer 10 is perfect for touch, he says.
Ballmer makes a third reference to "magical." That buzzword needs to be retired by everyone in the tech industry.
Linking things with Windows Phone now. That platform is designed to work the same.
Microsoft is bridging the mobile and PC world with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Xbox Music, Video and Games launching with Windows 8.
Ballmer teases more details on Windows Phone 8 on Monday.
"We can't wait to show the world how we've reinvented the smartphone around YOU"
There are 670M Windows PCs waiting to be upgraded, he says.