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  • Microsoft Continues to Bash the iPad in its latest Windows 8 Tablet Commercial

    Bashing iOS devices seems to have become a recurring theme when it comes to ads created by Apple’s competitors including Samsung and Microsoft. In its latest attempt to market its Windows 8 tablets in the post-PC world, Microsoft seems to continue the trend. The recently released commercial titled “Baseball” cleverly exploits America’s favorite pastime to tout the ability of Windows 8 being capable of running apps side-by-side on tablets compared to the iOS platform’s app switching. Microsoft tries to use the following tagline to capture the attention of consumers:

    Do two things at once without dropping the ball.
    Those of you interested in watching the commercial can do so below:

    The commercial clearly does a good job hitting home with their messaging. Unfortunately, since airing the first Surface commercial last October, Microsoft received lukewarm responses from pundits, tech media and end-users. After the company realized that the iPad is the tablet to beat, the tech giant amped up Surface advertising with a series of commercials that pit the Windows 8 tablet against the iPad. Windows 8 tablets continue to have slow traction as Apple’s iPad continues to dominate the market though.

    What did you think of the ad?

    Source: Microsoft (YouTube)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Continues to bash the iPad in its latest Windows 8 Tablet Commercial started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      Loooool usually a single man who's in a relationship with his right hand
      Aka - a wanker
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Farva is using the Windows tablet...that should tell you everything
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Surface is too expensive. I don't know anyone that is wowed by it other than some Software Engineers and maybe some other techs i know. The everyday user has yet to run out by the masses and get one. Marketing is key to selling just as well as a great product. We know who does both better than any other company out there..no brainer.
    1. Stumbows's Avatar
      Stumbows -
      Quote Originally Posted by Albort View Post
      ahh, i thought it was just the surface...
      Even if it was you don't think he might have a phone in his pocket he could tether from?
    1. dkoerner215's Avatar
      dkoerner215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by smith01 View Post
      I watched a Windows 8 tablet ad last night and thought you have to be a complete tosser to own one of them. The ads make it look like with all that jumping and dancing if your not a tosser then you wont own one. Well I dont own one and that ad wont change my mind.

      But with that said the iPad ads also dont change my mind. they make it look like you have to be a rich stuck up snob to own a iPad. They make it out that the iPad is the best thing ever and can do everything. Well it cant. ANY Windows tablets can do 10000000x more than an iPad can do but I dont want to look like a tosser so I wont get a Windows tablet.

      I think I'll get an Asus tablet with Windows 7. That way I can do everything I want how I want without any of the limitations of the iPad and without looking like a tosser.
      10000000x ? Seems legit... But did you know when you jailbreak your iPad/iPhone that number will disappear. I have more accessibility an customization on my iPad/iPhone then I ever had on my galaxy s3.
    1. cgfusion's Avatar
      cgfusion -
      What a joke, here's items Microsoft missed of what theirs does that Apple's iPad doesn't
      1) crash
      2) operating system that eats 3/4 of the memory.
      3) have any sort of Siri device even though the one they show in the commercials is falsely represented.

      Just another lame *** attempt to rope in the uneducated.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Just bought the 32gb surface today lol
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      Just bought the 32gb surface today lol
      So really the 16gb model
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      So really the 16gb model
      Yes after a few hours playing with it I think I'm just gonna pass it on to the kids.

      Nope, decided to keep it. It's actually ok and now it's jail broken I can do a lot more