Microsoft deems Apple's iPads kiddie tablets in hilarious new Surface Go ad

Surface Go ad 2018

Set to the tune of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer", the ad sees a girl joyously professing the merits of a Surface Go over the iPad. But if you just want a good chuckle without thinking too much about the differences between Surface devices and iPads, Microsoft certainly delivers at that level.

Microsoft's reimagining of the comical Randy Brooks-written lyrics include the little girl's pleas for a Surface Go over an iPad, which may have been fine when the commercial's charismatic star was six, but now she's ten. The girl sings that she is now 10, has big dreams, and so she needs a real computer which she can use for coding and other tasks.

In context: For as long as Apple continues to maintain that the iPad is a real computer, Microsoft will release ads mocking that claim. The real computer will help her become the smartest version of herself.

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And while a 10-year-old might have no need for a C compiler, that's actually also doable on iOS to a certain extent.

It's a funny ad, and well produced, with an amusing attack on the iPad, suggesting it's more of a toy than anything. This is advertising, after all, and the overarching message is clearly more important than specific details.

Microsoft is once again poking fun at Apple's iPad Pro in a new commercial.

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