Microsoft turns aim to Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in latest Microsoft Surface 2 ad

Microsoft turns aim to Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in latest Microsoft Surface 2 ad
Just the other day, we showed you a new commercial from Microsoft that praised the Microsoft Surface 2 and made fun of the Apple iPad Air's lack of a USB port. On Wednesday, it was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1's turn to get lambasted by Microsoft. Actually, there is a USB port on the Samsung slab, just not a full-sized one. And that means that you can't recharge the cell inside the Galaxy Note 10.1 and hook up a phone or another external device at the same time. And if you need to use a full-sized USB port on Sammy's slab, you can't without shelling out extra cash for the additional equipment you will need.

On the other hand, with the Microsoft Surface 2, you can recharge the phone, hook up a camera or a phone, and drink a glass of water all at the same time (and without moving your lips!).

If Microsoft keeps going after Apple and Samsung like this, it might be able to accomplish something that not even Dr. Henry Kissinger would be able to, getting the two biggest rivals in the industry to find a common enemy.

source: MicrosoftSurface, MicrosoftNews via SlashGear 

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Surface 2
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 3.5 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 4, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
  • Display 10.1" 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 8220 mAh(43h 3G talk time)



1. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Ok, that's enough Microsoft.... How far are you going to go???

10. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

And...this is why so many of us are starting to hate Microsoft. Why explicitly bash other products, when you can improve your sales by making a decent product? Samsung and Apple got to where they are now without mocking competitors' devices in their ads.

20. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Samsung: "The Next Big Thing" ads mocked Apple. Apple: "I'm a Mac" ads mocked Microsoft. What goes around...

27. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

Thank you I was about to say the same

33. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

How is that bashing other products?

22. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

its not enough they are going after all their competitors "apple and samsung" its called competition ...............

32. androidrockzz

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

Microsoft latest strategy do not leave any competitors out of apple, samsung, google, etc. These tabs can do many and much more things than the microsoft tabs do.

43. Mrmark

Posts: 408; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

They are selling the features and benefits of there products ...something that stores sells people have no clue how to do... They just say buy the Fruit Tablet

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31538; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

#1 selling tablet:apple #2 selling tablet:Samsung Microsoft your commercials aren't working.

31. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

lol.. honestly mobile world revolves around samsung and apple only... thats the reason they are bashed by every company...

3. thecorrescode

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Microsoft have't heard of OTG cables? I bet they don't support that.

4. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Why do they need to support it when a normal USB just works?

11. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

The point is that the USB port isn't actually a selling point, when you can just use an OTG cable.

25. badbullet

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

It is a selling point when you can't connect a device and charge at the same time. That is the point.

40. buccob

Posts: 2979; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I usually do not like commercials like this... but they do have a point... and I am against MHL for that same reason... For me, the advantages of getting the waterproof phone that I have, is that it comes with pins for a charger dock which frees the microUSB port to be used for something else (OTG, mouse, pendrives, etc) And it also has an additional microHDMI port... BUT now the tendencies are MHL, and SONY is even making the MHL port unaccessible when placed in a charging dock... so it makes it a lot more useless than my 2 y/o device... I which I could upgrade RAM and processor in my phone.

42. Mrmark

Posts: 408; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Why would they need to support these feature when they have a USB port ..... Besides that Windows and RT does support OTG cables ..... I have the Nokia 2520 !

5. apurb.lal

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 17, 2013

All microsoft needs right now is a mirror..... Please someone show them, how crappy is windows phone 8 ,RT os. Android and IOS are way better than that... Only thing that keeps this company going is its Windows for PC.. Now they are trying to compare surface pro with its android and ios competitors,,, please compare the battery backup 1st... Worst of all, u have completely doomed the fate of an awesome company like Nokia.... MICROSH°T is just pathetic......

24. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Don't be so ignorant. It's not a Surface Pro they showed in there. It's a Surface with RT. They aren't idiots to compare a full Windows PC to Android and iOS devices.

6. droidgoms

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

microsoft do your job properly you try to bullsh.t others..... but your so late.....after all

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I don't think a full sized USB port is as big of a deal breaker as they think.

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

It isnt, and I agree... But... It makes Surface tablets look more like computers vs other tablets. Love Android to death...but I have said since Surface was released...I would get that as my first tablet.

44. buccob

Posts: 2979; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I you have an Asus Transformer with the keyboard dock, it is not such a big deal... It gives you keyboard, touchpad, battery, USB port and SD port...

9. Sauce unregistered

That's funny... 0:05 "Adapter required, sold seperately" Meanwhile in the same ad they make fun of Samsung for having to purchase seperate adapters.. F A I L

29. badbullet

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

As to the adapter fine print 5 seconds in...To display on another monitor, you'll need just a cable (micro HDMI to HDMI cable or micro HDMI to DVI depending on monitor or tv). But you don't need an adapter to plug a camera with a proprietary cable to USB, into the Surface. You will need to lug around an adapter for that cable to be able to plug it into the Galaxy Tab. And to get the Galaxy to display on an external display, you need an actual adapter or multimedia dock, and then the HDMI cable. So, yeah, advantage goes to Surface for connecting external devices.

12. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

I guess they're attacking Samsung because Samsung decline their proposal for dual boot android and wp. What a sore loser.

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

MS is acting like a loser (maybe it is),the first surface was not a home run and they still don't see why.

14. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

windows is just plain boring!

15. taikucing unregistered

So what? There's no difference between full sized USB port & micro USB port. You only need an OTG cable which only costs 2 - 3 dollars

16. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

SF2, low resolution + very thick + heavy than Ipad AIR and note 10.1 - 2014.

17. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Alan F., This has nothing to do with the Note 10.1, it's about the galaxy tab 10. Got see, Samsung makes a Tab and a Note tablet. Geesh..

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