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Microsoft Surface 2 ad pounds on the Apple iPad's lack of a USB port

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Microsoft Surface 2 ad pounds on the Apple iPad's lack of a USB port
The latest ad from Microsoft to take on the Apple iPad goes right into Apple's face, as usual. This time, Microsoft shows off the advantages of having a full-sized USB port on the Microsoft Surface 2, unlike the Apple iPad which doesn't have one. And don't forget the HDMI Out port on the Surface 2 which lets you show on your wide-screen television, whatever you have on your Surface 2 screen.

The tag line? No USB, No Thanks. If Microsoft wanted to get a little more ambitious it could have gone a little further by copying those religious bumper stickers. No USB, No Thanks. Know USB, Know Thanks.

On Monday, we gave you a look at Nokia's new ad for its Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet. The spot points out how the Nokia slate has a longer battery life than the Apple iPad Air (the Power Keyboard adds 5 hours of battery life to the 8000mAh cell inside the Nokia slab) and the Power Keyboard also allows you to type on a physical QWERTY keyboard. "Did I buy the wrong tablet?," asks an Apple iPad Air sporting young man once he spots the Nokia Lumia 2520 at work.

Want to see Microsoft go after the iPad again? Just click on the video below.



source: MicrosoftSurface via WPCentral

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posted on 26 Nov 2013, 21:49 3

1. 1113douglas (Posts: 191; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


lol. its true. But really a windows 8 tablet. Prefer android.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 21:52 12

2. cc3493 (Posts: 155; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I think android would be great on smaller sized tablets and phones and phablets (ugh the name -_-) but on bigger tablets and laptops and anything used for productivity, and the like, windows is still the best out there

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 22:03 1

6. Finalflash (Posts: 1765; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yes and who are these people that are using tablets for productivity. The reason MS failed hard at tablets before was because they tried to make it do something it just isn't meant to, that being work. The iPad did well because it was mainly used for casual games, light browsing and social networking (can't say it does multimedia well but if it helps throw that in there too). Now they are trying to push that as its differentiating factor, did they learn nothing from years of failure.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 23:31 1

13. guest (Posts: 95; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


No the main reason windows failed hard was because they didn't have the CPU to power it properly. Intel to the rescue again! Got a Dell Venue 8 pro and it runs full office and my brother downloaded steam and was playing DOTA! Super smooth and I get battery life equivalent to the iPad. I can bluetooth a mouse and USB a full keyboard to the 8" tablet. Pretty sweet if you need to get things done in a pinch. At $299 it's very compelling. Cheaper than the new iPads and does way more. Still bought the new mini with retina display but apple better watch their back. When the Microsoft windows 8.1 tablets roll out with 300 ppi displays Apple and Android are in big trouble

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 23:32

14. guest (Posts: 95; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


My Windows tablet can do something my Nexus 7 2013 can't: play Amazon prime Video. It's full windows so it does everything!

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 21:55 2

3. CavinLe (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Nov 2013)


lol Microsoft has the lack of apps

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 23:25 2

12. guest (Posts: 95; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


LOL none of those programs that can run on a windows PC count. My brother downloaded steam and was playing DOTA on the Dell Venue 8 Pro.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 04:05

18. FadyNabil (Posts: 37; Member since: 10 May 2013)


If you have a full Windows 8 tablet, then you have more apps than android and ipad together.
if it's not enough for you, you can even emulate android with bluestacks

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 21:58 1

4. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


It's true but Apple probably has a .0001% care about this. Until the iPad stops being a huge bread winner for them, nothing is going to change about their approach to tablets.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 21:59

5. Finalflash (Posts: 1765; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Damn, end of month deadline, PA hasn't had this many articles posted in one day since the end of october.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 22:27

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5794; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


There are still more days left in November. Opportunity is boundless.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 22:47

11. androiphone20 (Posts: 1451; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


definitely not a slow news week

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 22:03 1

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Ha! That's brilliant.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 22:45

9. Taters (Posts: 3032; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I am still waiting for a full windows 8 tablet with an i5 or equivalent that is the same size or smaller than the Surface 2. Vaio tap 11 is close but not there yet.

Once it does though, I will probably stop using other tablets. Sure I might get 6 hours instead of 10 but 6 hours a day is plenty. I don't even think I have more than 6 hours a day for myself usually.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 23:34

15. guest (Posts: 95; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Dell Venue 11 Pro just launched. You can get configurations from Baytrail, i3 or i5. Removable battery with up to 256 ssd hard drive and memory card support :-)

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:54

19. Taters (Posts: 3032; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I want the i5 version the same size as the baytrail one or smaller before I buy.

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 22:45 3

10. androiphone20 (Posts: 1451; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Remember when Ballmer called the iPhone a “rounding error?” Remember him laughing at the iPhone saying no one would buy a $500 phone? Microsoft is just like that psycho ex that keeps nagging you, telling you to leave your girlfriend BOOHOO!

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 23:39 1

16. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


RT is a failure from the beginning!
Surface Pro FTW

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 23:58

17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3552; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


RT is already just fine for the average consumer.. Once the Windows Store has all of the most popular apps then it will be an equivalent, or better alternative to other tablets.. The surface, and other RT tablets already have some advantages of the others, so there is much untapped potential here..

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