Apple’s Siri gets starring role in new Microsoft Windows tablet ad

Microsoft's Mike Angiulo demonstrates some of the latest hardware at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview event in Barcelona, Spain, February 29, 2012.

Microsoft’s Mike Angiulo demonstrates some of the latest hardware at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview event in Barcelona, Spain, February 29, 2012.

Windows and Xbox giant Microsoft has unveiled a new advert for its Windows 8 tablets which stars the voice of rival Apple’s virtual assistant Siri.

The ad seeks to draw attention to limitations of Apple’s iPad, including a lack of multi-tasking and the absence of PowerPoint for iOS, the iPad’s operating system.

It also reference’s Apple’s own iPad mini advert, ending with Siri suggesting that instead of being productive it and the user console themselves by playing chopsticks.