Microsoft’s recent barrage of anti–iPad ads have nearly all featured third-party tablets rather than boasting about Microsoft’s own iPad-killer, the Surface RT. Now that it’s desperately slashed prices on RT units, Microsoft is feeling inexplicably cocky in its latest ad, which pits the hardware and software specs of the iPad against that of the Surface RT.
Basically, Microsoft is praying the iPad’s lack of a keyboard (that you have to purchase separately), Microsoft Office, and a USB port will be enough to entice some unlucky nerds to buy a Surface RT instead of an iPad now that it’s cheaper than ever but still deprived of quality apps.
Here’s the ad:
Let’s be honest here, Microsoft. No amount of shit talking will rescue the Surface RT from the hell it’s in. Your own CEO admits the Surface RT is one of the biggest flops on the market, and it has nothing to do with a USB port or Microsoft Office. Just try making a better tablet next time.