David Pogue does a Microsoft promo of the Surface Pro 3 vs the Apple iPad

For Friday, check out this interesting video from David Pogue.

Using the now familiar Mac vs. PC commercial style, David splits the screen and splits into two different personalities to showcase the differences between an iPad and the new Surface Pro 3.

On the iPad side, he portrays the iMasses as unkempt and seemingly unemployed, donning a T-shirt and jeans that need some severe ironing.

On the Surface Pro 3 side, he’s intelligent, well-dressed and well-pressed, sporting casual business attire.

Use the comments below, what do you think?


  1. Emily Williams

    May 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    There’s no doubt the surface pro 3 is better (or at least looks that way). It should be too based on the price difference! I like the ad, but I’m not a fan of shelling out $2,000 for it! 🙂

    • Austin

      May 25, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      It’s a great thing that they offer that 64gb option for $799 then!

    • Ray C

      May 27, 2014 at 10:37 am

      I agree, but I didn’t realize that a similar spec iPad ends up being close to around the same price.

  2. Lars

    May 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Nice contrast and I get what they’re doing. However, I’ve never been a fan of the ads where companies try to directly put down another brand. It comes off as desperate. I wish they’d let the Surface Pro 3 stand on its own because it’s that good.

    • Bart

      May 23, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Was it desperate when Apple had similar commercials?

  3. Ray C

    May 26, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Once you go past a certain price point, the keyboard should come for free. Maybe not with the $799 model. Once you go past 1,000, you should just get the keyboard. If so few people have purchased them, what is the harm in giving them away. They should be more in-tune with the cost of getting a keyboard for the other platforms. The best iPad keyboard cases are less than $100

    • Mike Greenway

      May 27, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Hey Ray, I think that with a keyboard that expensive they should provide the Tablet for free. Regrettably, nobody listens to what I think.

      • Ray C

        May 27, 2014 at 10:36 am

        $100 is not really that expensive, but their accessories should be competitive.

  4. Frank Bales

    May 27, 2014 at 6:37 am

    This isn’t a real commercial. This guy did this on his own.

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