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Microsoft slams Google Chromebooks in latest Windows 8 advert

Bemoans need for an internet connection and lack of Microsoft Office
Tue Feb 04 2014, 11:58
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SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft has taken another stab at Google in its latest Windows 8 advert, and it seems Chromebooks are the Redmond firm's latest target.

Microsoft taking a dig at Google in its adverts is nothing new, and now the company has gone after the firm's Chrome operating system (OS), which reportedly is slowly eating away at Microsoft's Windows PC market.

Seemingly unfazed by the reported unpopularity of its Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft has its putdowns delivered by a wholesome seeming American mother, who apparently is sick of her kids pinching her laptop.

The innocent looking woman, who we felt instant dislike for, says that she can't buy her kids a Google Chromebook because they have to connect to the internet and can't download Microsoft Office.

She says, "Honestly, my kids are always on my laptop. I didn't think I could buy them their own, at least for under $300, but this Asus with Windows is lightweight, and has everything they need. Not like Chromebooks that can't install [Microsoft] Office or have to be connected to the internet to get much done.

"With this, they can do homework, chat and play games on their own laptop with their own time, so no more fighting. At least not over my laptop."

With a Canalys report released on Monday having claimed that Google Chromebooks are winning over customers due to the unpopularity of Microsoft's latest Windows 8 operating system, maybe Microsoft should stop feeling quite so smug.

This latest advert is a departure from Microsoft's Superbowl ad, which was so sad that it even got The INQUIRER teary-eyed. µ


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