Poor Microsoft. Since the release of its Surface Pro 3 tablet, the Remond team has pushed their new slate hard. It's as if the company wanted it to overwrite that part of our memory that recalls the Surface RT and it's monumental losses. This past August, we saw the company make a big move by deploying a boatload of Surface Pro tablets to every team in the NFL, gratis. All season, coaches and even players have made use of them to plan their next course-of-action, and for the most part, they seemed to be well-received.
This is NOT and iPad, just to be clear. In fact, it's the "Anti-iPad."
Wait, what's that behind that Surface Pro 3?
Unlike some of the products Microsoft tries to get us to adopt, the Surface Pro 3 really is quite a good tablet / convertible. So you wouldn't think that it would be outside the realm of reason that it could win some iPad users over. Well, at least where the CNN political team is concerned, a winning-over definitely didn't happen when, like the NFL, they were supplied with brand-new Surface Pros.
If you look closely at the shot above, you'll be able to see a Surface Pro 3 acting as an iPad stand - and quite an expensive one. As humorous as this is, it might not seem that interesting if it were just one correspondent who pulled that stunt - let's be honest, some people just like their iPads. That wasn't the case, though. Below, we can see yet another corespondent using an iPad, despite having the Surface right in front of him.
"Poor Microsoft", indeed. It doesn't deserve this kind of humiliation, especially since as I mentioned above, the Surface Pro 3 is a great tablet - and it's far more capable and higher-performing than the top-end iPad is. It's a PC, after all, just in a small frame.
It really does say something, though, when you can't even get people to use a product when you give it to them. Maybe Microsoft should plan a mock right now, using MacBook Pros to prop up the Surface?