New Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ad positions it as a better gift for the holidays than a MacBook Air

New Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ad positions it as a better gift for the holidays than a MacBook Air
It is quite telling that the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 squares off in Microsoft's commercials against a MacBook and not the Apple iPad. That's because Microsoft considers its business oriented slate to be more than just a tablet. As the ads say, it is "the tablet that can replace your laptop." It also has some great features and accessories, such as the additional Surface Pro Type Cover. The latter gives the user a laptop quality QWERTY key board attachment.

The latest Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ad comes just as the 2014 holiday shopping season is taking its first breaths. With the commercial's holiday theme comes a version of Winter Wonderland with lyrics revised so that you can sing along about the features found on the tablet, such as the Pen, Kickstand, Touch Screen, USB port and the aforementioned Type Cover.

There have been some mixed signals about just how well the Surface Pro 3 is selling. Rumors that Microsoft was going to drop the Surface line were quickly denied by Redmond. Yet, when CNN was shipped a few units by Microsoft as part of a newly formed partnership, it turned into a huge joke when the Surface Pro 3 slates were used as a stand instead, to prop up reporters' iPads.

You can check out the latest ad for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 by clicking on the video below!



source: Microsoft via WindowsCentral

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Surface Pro 3
  • Display 12.0" 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Core i7
  • Storage 512 GB

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17 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I prefer Macbook Air with VMware Fusion.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

An iPad Pro with a hybrid Mac OS X and iOS would be awesome

5. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Am using VMware workstation 10 on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS.

2. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

I prefer my MacBook Air 11" too than the Surface Pro 3.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm waiting for the Surface Pro 4 or iPad Pro (if hybrid iOS and Mac OS X) or another W10 hybrid Intel's CPUs aren't quite efficient enough for tablets just yet Also hopefully price come down as well

6. amoodaa

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

Idk I can watch this all day long

7. phone-user

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

I can't understand why anybody would purchase the antiquated clam shell Macbook Air over the surface pro 3. Form factor and functionality it far ahead at this point.

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Cause they like what they are used too.

13. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Form factor is the reason why the Surface Pro isn't an attractive buy. It's extremely awkward having the kickstand and floppy detachable keyboard in your lap. You need a flat surface to be able to use it properly... Hence the name "Surface".

15. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Really have you actually experienced this? Because I have and I don't find it that difficult or bothersome. And I am a college student who uses his SP3 just about anywhere.

8. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

New ad? I hope a new price tages.

10. john840

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 17, 2014

Let me see...Have a device that can be a laptop AND a very nice tablet...OR...just have a mac book. Hmmm. I think you know where I'm going with this. The Surface 3 wins hands down.

11. smdpa

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Surface kicks ass! Once again, good job, MS!

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I rather get the Acer S7 over both.

14. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I prefer to take macbooks and throw them on the ground.

16. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

hey microdoft this is not going to replace my laptop who can use studio and other programing language studio in 12 inch display ? do u thinkim going to be blind !? laptop need big display , not 12 inch ! and who can actually play game on this thing underpowered gadget ! i guess microsoft forget why ppl buy laptop with this price i can by a machine !! and i dont need no portable smal screen exspensive device

17. john840

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 17, 2014

The surface 3 is under powered??? So an i7 processor is under powered???? hmmm

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