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But we may love this parody ad for Microsoft Surface even more. Similar to the Apple commercial, it definitely hammers -- or should we say slices -- home the idea that the Surface is a tablet that is a tougher, more versatile and more powerful than the iPad.
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Microsoft would, of course, never use such violent imagery to promote one of its products (outside of Halo, anyway), especially since it's trying to make Surface appealing to a very broad audience. But to those of us who see the tablet market as a neverending battle between companies, platforms and form factors, the ad couldn't be more apt.
The ad is the brainchild of Forest Gibson at Cinesaurus, which produced the video.
What do you think of the (unofficial) Surface ad? Share your thoughts in the comments.
BONUS: Microsoft Ads Over the Years
1. Windows 1.0
You'll never see Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer more excited about a clock than in this Windows 1.0 commercial from the '80s.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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