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Microsoft rings in 2013 with some new Windows 8 ads

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Microsoft rings in 2013 with some new Windows 8 ads
There is no rest for the marketing department at Microsoft as the calendar resets and we start a year anew. The recent Surface ad highlighted productivity, this new duo highlights creativity.

In the first ad, we are greeted with the song “Everything at Once,” by Australian singer Lenka who is also the star of the ad. While Microsoft highlights the apps that are included with Windows 8, Lenka dances in a black and white room with a motif of stripes, shades and patterns while wearing black and white pajamas.

The star of the second ad, “Free to be Me,” puts the Lenovo Yoga 13 in the spotlight with a cameo appearance by the Asus VivoTab. The commercial shows the Fresh Paint application in action along with SkyDrive and Maps while the artist finds inspiration to paint some sunshine and makes you want to paint sunshine too.

source: Microsoft (YouTube) via Neowin.net

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posted on 01 Jan 2013, 03:47 4

1. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)

the song in the 1st ad is awesome! ;D

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 04:22 5

2. mrllano (Posts: 91; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

The first ad is already airing in the Philippines for 2 months now

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 04:42

3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

about to comment the same thing. :))

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 10:22

9. shobhit (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)

yeah in INDIA too

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 22:12

13. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

indonesia too

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 00:37

17. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

same as the 2nd ad... saw this already on TV...

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 05:11 9

4. wendygarett (unregistered)

Can you please take my money Microsoft? :p

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 15:59

10. the_best (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

haha they already taken all my money =P

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 05:43 9

5. fsahin (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

ASUS is best for both W8 and Android!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 06:45 3

6. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Happy New year everybody I wish the best for everyone. The Microsoft Surface Pro will go to the market place later this month. this is the one Us Microsoft windows fans have been waiting for It is a PC Tablet which is in a different category than the Ipads and Android and the Windows RT Tablets that are already in the market place The "Surface Pro" comes to the Market place with a gigantic ECO SYSTEM of PC/Laptop Business programs, PC games, Educational programs, Special PC windows Programs written for business and Industry, it Views internet Flash Video in it's desktop internet explorer, and has the new pretty full screen Modern UI AKA metro apps. I expect the reviewers who did not like the windows RT will put down the Microsoft "Surface Pro" but guess what us Windows Fans wont give a damn about what they have to say and will buy the Microsoft "Surface Pro" because it's our machine the Ipad has it's fans and the Android People have their nexes 10 but us Windows fans have our hero device too. Microsoft however has to price it right because there are some Windows 8 tablets out there for 600 to 700 dollars that do more or less the same thing the Microsoft Surface pro can do. so Microsoft price it as low as you can go and still make a profit. remember Microsoft if you want to stay in the game the price has to be right

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 06:52 1

7. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

i'm that guy that goes around installing windows 8 pro on every computer i know... especially if it uses xp... even if it doesn't meet the minimum requirements...

so far no complaints... all those who SAW it said "no way" "that looks too confusing" "how am i supposed to...."

those that actually USE it have never came to me for advice apart from setting up their microsoft live accounts...

windows 8 is a hit on middle aged women that only play cut the rope.... hahahaha

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 09:25 1

8. threed61 (Posts: 246; Member since: 27 May 2011)

My 14 year old niece, who's not very tech literate, just got a cheap w8 laptop, and figured it out in about 15 minutes. I think w7 is still better for non touch devices, and have no plans to upgrade my laptop/desktop.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 23:50

14. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Fresh Paint is so great as a simple app

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 00:31

15. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

2nd ad shows hong kong :P !!

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:45

16. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

I already watched this ad last year..

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