Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Sep 2013 12:55 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft is kicking up a notch its competition with Apple's iPad with a new, limited time trade-in offer.

"Trade in your iPad, Get a min. $200 gift card," according to the deal, outlined on the Microsoft Online store site. The gift card may be used towards the purchase of a Microsoft Surface or other products available through the Microsoft Store.

Yeah, good luck with that.

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by transputer_guy on Fri 13th Sep 2013 13:19 UTC
transputer_guy
Member since:
2005-07-08

Microsoft must not realize how desperate their TV advert looks, almost creepy, my kids laughed at it. They haven't yet tired of playing rude with Siri.

Microsoft may still be hip to business people and developers, but I'm pretty sure it is now irrelevant to the kids these days even though they do all their class work on PCs.

I'm still thinking about the "Microsoft Vanity Fair" article.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Those ads are basically payback for the Mac vs PC ads a few years ago.

They're kind of dumb. Hey look the surface is more of laptop than the ipad! Its almost many things, but not quite any of them.

Too few apps for people to live with as a tablet, too small of a screen for notebook use.

Most people I've known who were intrigued liked the notebook parts of it, but thought the screen was too small so they bought a windows 8 notebook.

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