Microsoft goes on the offensive and attacks the iPad’s ‘limited abilities’

Microsoft goes on the offensive and attacks the iPad's 'limited abilities'

Microsoft has decided to take the battle to Apple, launching a full-on assault on the iPad, with a thirty second advert (below) suggesting that Apple’s massively-selling tablet is only really good for playing Chopsticks on a virtual piano app.

Microsoft goes on the offensive and attacks the iPad's 'limited abilities'

Placing an Asus Vivo Tab Smart tablet running Windows 8 against Apple’s finest, the video starts off showing the animated live tiles of the Windows 8 interface before panning to the iPad, with an imitation of Apple’s synthesised voice Siri saying, “Sorry, I don’t update like that.”

The video also highlights the multi-tasking abilities of the Windows tablet, while Siri is heard to say, “Sorry, I can only do one thing at a time.”

Microsoft goes on to showcase the fact that unlike its competitor, the Windows tablet can run PowerPoint – bit of a home run that – with the synthesised voice responding by saying, “shall we just play Chopsticks?”

Microsoft goes on the offensive and attacks the iPad's 'limited abilities'

The advert ends by comparing the prices of the two 64GB tablets, with the Asus priced at $449 and the iPad at $699.

It’s certainly an aggressive move by Microsoft, and we find it rather fun, even if it isn’t exactly as convincing as I’m sure they’d like to think it is.

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