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06-14-2013, 12:17 PM #1
New Microsoft Ad Bashes iPad Zooming, Lack of SD Card, Multitasking, Price
Last month, Microsoft started making ads that brought back memories from the Mac vs. PC days. The ads have an iPad sitting next to a Windows 8 tablet and Siri making comments made to embarrass Apple and their tablet, while making the Windows 8 tablet look good in the process.
Microsoft has released yet another new ad that this time uses Siri against Apple in a whole new way. This ad uses a Dell tablet against the iPad, rather than an ASUS tablet, and focuses on zooming, SD card support, and multitasking.
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As the user attempts to zoom out on the iPad home screen, Siri says, "I'm sorry; I don't zoom like that. Ouch! Ouch!" On the Windows tablet, the user zooms out on the home screen to access more applications at a glance. The ad then moves on to SD card storage, where the iPad user tries to put an SD card into the iPad for additional storage, where the Windows 8 tablet supports SD cards. finally, the ad moves into multitasking, where Siri makes yet another comment about the fact that the Windows 8 tablet can do two things at once.
Perhaps the most stinging part of the ad is at the end, where each tablet user removes their tablet from the frame and the prices are revealed. You hear Siri say, "Oh, that's not cool" as the prices display the iPad at $599 for a 32GB model and the Windows 8 Dell tablet at $399 for a 32GB model, which is just a limited time offer of course.
06-14-2013, 12:48 PM #2
That's a very misleading price comparison, seeing as how the iPad 32gb has ~30gb of usable space vs ~15gb.
A much more accurate comparison is to compare it to the price of the 16gb iPad at $499.
Last edited by Raptor2213; 06-14-2013 at 04:38 PM.
06-14-2013, 01:48 PM #3
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06-14-2013, 01:47 PM #6
Nothing like iOS can do with its magic...
06-14-2013, 02:08 PM #7
I like the "limited time offer" that sneakily slides up at the end😂
06-14-2013, 02:19 PM #8
06-14-2013, 02:15 PM #9
Ya MS dropping the price because no one wants those POS's First the giving them a free 100.00 keyboard/cover and now a price drop to help sell those POS's. For me i don't care how much they drop the price, i still wouldn't by one especially running windows 8!!! LOL
06-14-2013, 04:58 PM #10
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06-14-2013, 09:50 PM #12
And it's not that their OS "cant decide", its meant to be bring harmony to both the Tablet market AND the Desktop market. Making a friendly user experience on both.
Some of you guys are just close minded and need to learn to respect technology for what it is. Just cause another company uses an advertising technique against your idol doesnt make it garbage. I haven't seen one person comment on this giving a legit reason why an iPad is better. Just a bunch of fanboys defending a company.
Its incredibly disappointing.
06-14-2013, 10:12 PM #13
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06-16-2013, 01:16 AM #14
They cant say the iPad is better because of the apps. That Windows tablet can make the apps for the iPad where the iPad cant. The Windows tablet can do whatever it wants and run whatever OS it wants where the iPad cant. There are so many reasons why the Windows tablet is so much better than an iPad but because its running Windows 8 its not as good as an iPad. Thats the only reason.
06-14-2013, 10:59 PM #15
06-15-2013, 11:33 PM #16
Unfortunately "harmony" is not word to describe what they have created, "a disastrous mess" would be a better description, or another windows vista disaster.
Things that make this operating system a nightmare include:
A lack of common initiative a way to close applications.
Constant 100% CPU usages.
It crashes every time you perform a restart
The task bar breaks and stops working frequently.
Other parts of the ui just stop working for ages.
The "touch screen interface" is actually just a bigger version of the start menu.
Ie 10 is unstable.
If there is an update available for an app, windows will prevent you from using it until you update that app.
Windows 8 is just a very bad operating system, when I get a chance I'm moving back to windows 7
06-14-2013, 03:29 PM #17
Challenger always bash the market leader, remember Apple with their Mac vs PC ads?
One can cheaply add memory to windows tablet? How about that usable space?
06-14-2013, 03:40 PM #18
I shouldn't have watched this video. Now I am more disgusted by MS misleading ads.
For a limited time you can get a 32gig iPad Mini for $359.00
Last edited by Doran; 06-14-2013 at 03:48 PM.
06-14-2013, 04:36 PM #19
It's not the tab I don't want it's the limited apps that stopped me from buying this! This thing could teleport for all I care but with no decent apps it's pointless!!!
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06-14-2013, 05:20 PM #20
It runs Windows, not worth 9.99.If I can't mod it...I don't want it.