It almost seemed like we could make it a week without another Microsoft ad attacking Google. Well, no. It’s another week, and that means that it’s time for Microsoft to sling another barb at Google.
This week, the company is once again going after Chromebooks, by asking people on the street whether they’d rather have a Windows laptop or a Chromebook. Of course, that question only comes after Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph highlights the weaknesses of Google’s product, like its inability to use Adobe’s Creative Suite or Microsoft Office.
Instead, Rudolph (who isn’t wearing one of the company’s new anti-Google t-shirts) recommends an Asus T100, a tablet with a built-in keyboard that can be set up like a laptop.
The new ad doesn’t have the same star power as last week’s attack, which featured two of the guys from “Pawn Stars” bashing Google’s laptop, but the idea is the same: Microsoft is trying to say that users can do more with Windows than they can with a Chromebook.
It’s clear that Microsoft sees Chromebooks as a serious threat to their business, and there’s no wonder. OEMs that traditionally focused on only making PCs have turned to Google’s platform as a way to diversify their offerings as PC sales continue to plummet. It seems like Microsoft is hoping to make sure that its computers will be the top dogs in holiday sales, even among budget-conscious consumers.
Still, it seems like we’re seriously into the realm of beating a dead horse, here. We get it, Microsoft: you don’t like Google. Now you can at least take next week off.