Microsoft goes to war, begins to advertise Windows 7 slates

Microsoft goes to war, begins to advertise Windows 7 slates

The time is now, at least according to Microsoft, to wage war on the iPad. Why this moment? It is only just now, and not a year ago with the launch of the first Apple slate, that there are a few mildly compelling Windows 7 slates on the market.

There sure as heck is no pure iPad competitor, but at long last in the Windows ecosystem there are a few devices that have some guts to them. The ad below, showing off an Asus slate PC, pushes the following link: Windows.com/Slate. We’ll leave it up to you to check it out.

What do we think about the ad? The content is strong, but it is shows off a pen to interface with a touchscreen, a concept that, if we may, is so 2002. Will the ad sell a few units? Yes. Will it beat back the iPad? No. Get watching:

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