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| August 8, 2013
Microsoft’s Latest TV Ad Takes Shots At The iPad mini
Even though Microsoft’s Surface tablet is a certified bust, the company isn’t done taking jabs at Apple products. The company’s most recent television advertisement once again recruits the voice of Siri to “compare” the iPad mini with the Acer Iconia W3. Here’s the complete ad. Click here if you can’t see the video. While the ability to play Halo is a big advantage for the Acer tablet, the rest of the comparisons seems to fall pretty flat. Being able to use a full version of Office just doesn’t seem to a big draw for users, no matter how much Microsoft hopes it is. And just a quick search shows that the Acer tablet hasn’t exactly been well received. The Verge, for example, lambasted the tablet in its review, saying the hardware “sucks” and that the screen is “shockingly bad.” That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement. For other recent news, see: Apple Is Working On 'Audio Hyperlinking' Technology, The Small Change In iOS 7 Beta 5 That Makes Perfect Sense and Updated: Apple Releases OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5, First To Include iBooks.