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“What’s a computer? Just ask Cortana” Is Microsoft’s latest mockery of the iPad Pro.

Microsoft and comparison ads:

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The thing is, almost everyone was offended over the “iPad Pro is a computer” ad by Apple. Of course, one company that took that ad to heart is Microsoft, who in turn made a mockery ad out of it.

The ad (Above), which was uploaded yesterday started with a conversation between Siri and Cortana. The iPad is supposedly throwing a party to celebrate its keyboard:

“I just got a keyboard, I’m a computer now, like you,” the iPad Pro says in the ad. “So you have more power, like an Intel Core i7 processor?” the Surface Pro 4 responds.

“Like I said, I just got a keyboard”

The ad ends by claiming that “Surface does more, just like you.”

Now, considering the fact that Microsoft doesn’t have a great track record when they poke fun at other devices in ads. (I don’t know if anyone remembers the “Private” iPhone funeral ad back in 2010

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(Apple be like, look at me now).

..And the Pawn Stars calling Chromebooks “not a real computer” ad (Now, Chromebook adoption rate has significantly increased, especially in Schools)).

I feel that they (Microsoft) might have succeeded in showing uninformed consumers that you can now get an iPad with a keyboard.

Back to the ad, whether or not iPad (With a keyboard) fits the description of a computer is an argument that might get some knickers in a twist.

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  1. George Jinn August 17, 2016
  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ August 17, 2016
  3. kaybang August 18, 2016

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