Microsoft prowess to draw more attention for their products by hooking up with famous celebrities takes a notch higher after Oprah – the Queen of Primetime TV –dubbed the Surface the best gadget of 2012.
Oprah’s testimony about Microsoft’s Surface will surely draw the interest of several tech enthusiasts. On the other hand, the celebrity’s confession seemed a brow-raising comment for others, especially for rival companies like Apple and Google.
Moreover, Oprah’s fondness about the Surface jumps to another level when he likened the Surface to a Toyota Prius, claiming that the Microsoft’s latest offering is such a perfect hybrid of tablet and PC.
If you think Oprah is done praising the Surface. Then you are totally wrong. The talk show superstar compared the tablet to a Mercedes-Benz and it’s not about its interior designs or the variation of available colors that make Oprah so pleased with the Surface.
“The Surface, Microsoft’s first tablet, feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people!
“The full-size keyboard built right into the cover makes work easy, the very smart kickstand makes watching a movie or Skyping a friend a delight, the less than a pound-and-a-half weight makes a great alternative to a laptop, and the many other features make it fun for work and play,” said Oprah.
CNET reporter Chris Matyszczyk believe Oprah is hyping things that surrounds Microsoft’s Surface, adding that the talk show host’s influence won’t create a bigger impact on the sales of the tablet this time.
“Perhaps some of you might be concerned about the Mercedes comparison. Is she suggesting that the Mercedes is an alternative to, well, a car? Or is it merely because a Mercedes is “fun for work and play”? I have a different concern. It’s that Oprah’s influence might not be quite what it used to be, “said Matyszczyk.