Microsoft attacks iPad to unload Surface RT inventory
Microsoft’s Surface RT.
Despite a $900 million write-down against its quarterly earnings for excess Surface RT inventory, or more precisely because of it, Microsoft launched a new ad to promote the hybrid tablet/laptop at a $150 discount from its original $499 price.
The 32GB $349 unit is compared to a 32GB $599
iPad in the ad, with an Apple Siri-like voice, representing the iPad, saying, “I’m sorry, I don’t have a USB port…This is not going to end well for me,” and concluding with the question, “Do you still think I’m pretty?”
What’s clear is that things have…
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