When I first saw the commercial for Microsoft’s surface, my first reaction, was ‘Ug’.  Why the hell are all these kids jumping around just because a keyboard was connected to a tablet?  Kind of like why when I drink a beer, tonnes of my friends and a bevy of hot babes do not suddenly come over to my house with pizzas and hoagies.  But that’s another post.

So I saw the commercial again tonight and it really struck home, especially after watching the iPad mini preview,’what the hell are they thinking  in the Microsoft marketing department?  There is NOTHING about this advert that makes me want to buy this device.  And that is one thing Apple always seems to get right.  I know what their device is going to do and why I want it.  With the surface, I guess the reason to buy is tonnes of peoples around me will suddenly jump into a choreographed dance.   Not sure if that is good or bad.

Each time I watch the commercial, I’m annoyed more and more.  And that’s too bad.  Because kinds of like Palm’s epic fail with the creepy girl, you only get one shot when you trying to catch up from behind.  And this commercial is strike 1.



4 comments on “The Microsoft Surface commercial is bad. And they should feel bad too

  • So many Microsoft haters out there – you start from such a ridiculously biased place. And your opinion is outnumbered by those who like it. But that’s ok, continue with the Microsoft hate and blind Apple love. It’s such unique journalism! We don’t have enough it! Yes, yes, dancing is stupid. You’d rather they talk product specs? Give me a break. You and the millions of other fanboys and gals can keep giving Apple oodles of your money without giving any other product on the market a fair shake. It ensures they’ll continue to rip you off.

    • janeinTO  Wow, troll much?  So I’ll type a quick reply on my “PC”. My issue is with the commercial is just that.  Tell me something that makes me what to use this!  Features, functions, specs, price.  And have been reading my blog much?  Probably not because you would know I’m a PC user who is excited about Windows 8.  But then again, few trolls do.

      • perivision janeinTO Not sure why you are complaining. This ad has only one goal, “to get you talking about the product enough to spark interest to then look up the specs”. IMO, the ad is successful, since it has spawned enough blog posts and complaints alike and hence generated interest in what the device is or can do.

  • 10 months later, the Surface Tablet has failed tremendously… I mean it failed so bad that the CEO was forced into early retirement lol. This sucks because my brother bought a Surface RT…. and there’s like 1 app in the market that’s usable.

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