Microsoft’s new ad for the Surface 2 tablets just doesn’t add up

November 11, 2013
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The San Francisco billboard, which was first spotted by Apple Insider, depicts a Surface tablet running Excel. The spreadsheet is titled ‘Hawaii Budget’ and attempts to add up all the costs expected on the holiday.

Beady-eyed journalists spotted that the seven numbers totalled $9,500 – some $500 more than the correct final figure.

This news comes less than a month after Microsoft’s outspoken PR Frank Shaw dismissed Apple’s own IWork suite as being “struggling” and “lightweight” productivity apps that are “less powerful” than Microsoft Office.

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