False Advertising Redmond

Microsoft came up with this witty video ad below:

While the ad was witty and was taken in good humor as the Mac vs PC series that ran some years ago, to top it up Microsoft came up with this page:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/compare#t1=asus-vivotab-smart

This is where trouble started.

Have a look at this:

Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 1.25.06 AM

It compares the display size of the iPad and the new Asus VivoTab. The figures drawn are not to scale, It’s a clear case of wrong proportions.

Why do I say wrong proportions, because when you scroll down the page here’s what it says:

The ASUS VivoTab Smart is lighter than the iPad, has a bigger touchscreen…

While the FACT is it does NOT.

The iPad is 7.76X5.82 and the Asus VivoTab screen is 8.8X4.95, while it has got more breadth it has less width, resulting in a bigger diagonal
BUT
the iPad screen size is 45.16 square inches whereas the ASUS VivoTab measures 43.56 square inches.

All said and done, False Advertising is never appreciated, whoever it comes from.

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