Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Users Mixed on Microsoft’s Anti-iPad Windows 8 Ad

  1. #1

    Users Mixed on Microsoft’s Anti-iPad Windows 8 Ad


    Microsoft has launched an anti-iPad Windows 8 commercial a couple of days ago, showing everyone that its operating system makes every tablet out there a lot better.
    Users Mixed on Microsoft?s Anti-iPad Windows 8 Ad

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Microsoft's string of Windows 8 adverts LITERALLY do follow salesmanship 101 to the punctuation.

    1. Introduce your product.
    2. Show why the consumer needs/wants your product
    3. Explain the benefits and features of your product versus a competitor
    4. Justify price if it's higher or lower than a competition product

    What Microsoft has done:

    1. Introduced Windows 8 and Surface tablets in an eye catching, entertaining way.
    2. Have shown that Windows 8 has a familiar Desktop UI, convertible tablet PCs for easy convenience, have shown that the Surface RT includes Office 2013 Home and Student
    3. The recent advert comparing Windows 8 (RT) to the ipad (About freaking time! YES!!)
    4. The recent advert shows the price of the RT tablet being more useful, functional, and less expensive

    But on a related note, I am so GLAD they did that ipad advert, oh my GOD. That is EXACTLY how I would had marketed Windows 8 FROM THE VERY START! Not seven months later, but seven days later after launch. It gets to the point that the ipad is lacking and underscores the fact it is a giant ipod for old people. It shows the staleness of ios compared to the vibrant UI of Windows. It also hits home the fact that the ipad is SO much more expensive compared to the Windows tablet, for less functionality as such. Simple and effective, Windows 8 style.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This ad is FANTASTIC!

    They could've done better and showed the desktop doing traditional windows functions to truly drive the steak in the Apple.



    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Microsoft has launched an anti-iPad Windows 8 commercial a couple of days ago, showing everyone that its operating system makes every tablet out there a lot better.
    Users Mixed on Microsoft?s Anti-iPad Windows 8 Ad
    Hmm... Why am I not surprised? Almost 80% of your posts are ripped straight from the first page of Windows news from Computer World and Softpedia.

    You must be a fan of Greg Keizer of Computer World and Bogdan Popa of Softpedia.

    It's no surprise these two hate Windows 8. Thank you for reposting and kludging up the entire news forum of trash from those two sites, clearly on a mission to generate anything negative they can come up with.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails MoreWindowsNews-Computerworld_20130525-013913_zps4106d117.png   Windows-News-page1_20130525-013417_zps889dc58e.png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    But on a related note, I am so GLAD they did that ipad advert, oh my GOD. That is EXACTLY how I would had marketed Windows 8 FROM THE VERY START!
    Easy there cowboy. This is nothing to get a woody over.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Well, there is the old adage about people living in glass houses...

    On the other hand, apple did have those "I'm a mac & I'm a pc commercials...."
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Rubbishing a competitor's product is BAD business anyway -- first you have ACKNOWLEGED that there is actually a product out there that competes with yours and secondly if the product is so bad you've implied that the potential customers of yours are stupid because they haven't realized that the competing product is rubbish anyway.

    The sales / marketing teams really need to go back to school and take the basic 101 courses before putting out their puerile junk.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Rubbishing a competitor's product is BAD business anyway -- first you have ACKNOWLEGED that there is actually a product out there that competes with yours and secondly if the product is so bad you've implied that the potential customers of yours are stupid because they haven't realized that the competing product is rubbish anyway.

    The sales / marketing teams really need to go back to school and take the basic 101 courses before putting out their puerile junk.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 474
    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    That kind of ads is a declaration of insecurity. Knowing that something is doing well and ride the bandwagon by imitating it. So at the end, MS come out as a copycat.
    Why do MS have to attach their name with another popular name?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Rubbishing a competitor's product is BAD business anyway -- first you have ACKNOWLEGED that there is actually a product out there that competes with yours and secondly if the product is so bad you've implied that the potential customers of yours are stupid because they haven't realized that the competing product is rubbish anyway.

    The sales / marketing teams really need to go back to school and take the basic 101 courses before putting out their puerile junk.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    Microsoft is taking a huge chance doing this - Because iPad's have been a proved tech for years, people will buy them without even looking at competitor products, they simply want an Apple product.

    If the Windows 8 Tablet WERE as useful as I have seen iPads to be, I would applaud this - But so far, Microsoft has not proved this to me. If I saw a Tablet with Windows 7 on it, altered to work well with the touchscreen, I would consider it - If it had goods battery life - iPads have been seen to stay on for ovcer 9 hours, but the typical laptop only 3 at most. Macbook Pros last well over 4 hours, using MACOS, less than 45 minutes using Windows 7. Windows 8 on a Macbook Pro ought to be kick-arse. I;d like to do a Bootcamp using Windows 8 on a Macbook Pro.

    I've never stated it here, but the best Windows machine I have ever seen was a Macbook Pro I usually maintain. Windows 7 works the best on that of any machine I have ever used. I'd love to get Windows 8 on one. If I could afford a macbook pro, I'd use it mroe than my desktops.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    That kind of ads is a declaration of insecurity. Knowing that something is doing well and ride the bandwagon by imitating it. So at the end, MS come out as a copycat.
    Why do MS have to attach their name with another popular name?
    This is simply Politix. As we saw, it did not work in either the 2008 or 2012 elections.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Users Mixed on Microsoft’s Anti-iPad Windows 8 Ad
Related Threads
Windows 7 vs. Windows 8.1: Users Mixed on Which One Is Better
evasi0n iOS 7.x Jailbreak - official website of the evad3rs I was given an iPad Mini for Christmas, which came with iOS 7. I use iOS 6 on my iPhone, have that jailbroken so I can unlock the Hotspot and tether stuff to it, like laptops when I don't have access to WiFi. I use Tether Me for that,...
Recently I have had some BSOD problems with my computer. After posting to the forums my crash dumps, I was recommended to try uninstalling AVG as it could be the culprit. So far so good and I have not had any blue screens. Upon uninstalling AVG I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials. I...
Users Mixed on Windows 8.1 RTM
How Internet Explorer 10 was inspired by iPad users | Ars Technica
Full blog here: I gave up iPad for Microsoft Surface
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook