Humorous unboxing video pokes fun at Microsoft and the Surface

It’s never fun to take things too seriously, which is why we like this video of a purported Surface unboxing. Performed with a mock Russian accent, the video takes a jab at the “old” Microsoft (or rather what some people still perceive as being Redmond’s problem: clunky, non-working software and hardware).

We won’t say too much more on this because it speaks for itself. But we definitely got a chuckle out of it.

Source: Puppet Shed; Thanks, 47project in comments for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Lol
  • Made me laugh. Very funny lol.
  • LMAO
  • Too funny!!
  • In Soviet Russia, In Click you!
  • Ha!
  • hahahaha!! :D
  • "features new metrosexual interface" that there solves the Metro debate. It's 'metrosexual'!
  • +1
  • 10+
  • +100
  • + .01
  • That's pretty dang funny!
  • Wow.. Got so many strange looks watching this on the train laughing my head off!
  • holy crap. Revolutionary, wow. It's thinner then the ad's show. And that box, I'm def gonna keep it. Friday/Thursday can't come quick enough. <3
  • Careful, Boris, Balmer might send Moose and Squirrel after you!
  • :D. That is a fun visual...
  • man, they didn't even offer me the extra battery pack OR the sd card with the free pictures!
    i feel ripped off!
  • #metrosexual
  • LOL  #metrosexual almost made me spit. LOL
  • That was pretty hilarious. Especially that part with the metrosexual interface. Can we all agree to adopt that as the new name?
  • agree
  • Second the motion. 
  • That joke really never crossed your minds prior to this? It's why I was happy MS stopped using it.
  • +1 it was first thing I thought of when "metro" was announced. Calling something "metro" was already in common usage i.e. "That's so metro" to say that it's metrosexual.
  • I'll definitely take it on the 6 year contract!
  • Will that be with or without the modem?
    well made!
  • Actually, I'm kind of offended.. Lol! I know it's just a joke, but the nerve of somebody making fun of such a great product.. No, no.. Screw that! Lol.
  • The russian text on the front in the smaller letters say "stupid americans will buy anything". I couldn't figure out what the words in the larger letter or on the back say. My russian is pretty rusty.
  • This is genius
  • Now I know it's a fake he said metro UI is modern ha that I wouldn't catch dat one
  • Can anyone translate this to English?
  • Lol my bad my spell check always messing up my words
  • Pizza are you Russian?
  • very funny!
  • Looks like a "well made" Soviet automobile. When the cold war ended the Soviet cars created nightmares for Volkswagens capable of 160 mph. I remember suddenly running up a Russian Traubi going 55 mph and almost crapping my pants trying to avoid them. This must be the Russian version of the Surface. LMAO @ Moscow!
  • In Mother Russia, Surface tablets YOU!
  • You're doing it wrong.
  • Lol
  • Love it... Microsoft should buy that video and use it in their commercials...
    Metrosexual interface lol...
  • Lol.. Worrying thing is, this is probably near the truth lol
  • Truth in what regard?
  • Yes enlighten us
  • I loved the sparks and smoke coming out, LOL!
  • the internet is a great place.  Hahah my monday just got like 10 times better.
  • Hahaha!
  • I didn't think it was funny. I herd the metrosexual before
  • You herd the metrosexual cows? Sheep? Geese?
  • lol
    Can anyone translate the labels on the box and at the end? I have a feeling its funny as F
  • I'm all for a good laugh but I just dont understand this. Maybe I'm a bit dense or something.
  • No, its just not funny.
  • Agreed, I don't see why everyone thinks it's so funny.  Too much cheese for me, I guess.
  • I didn't find it all that funny, either.
  • are you German or American?
  • Very helpful thread
  • Hah!
  • Brilliant.. I'm sold on the Surface..
  • This is actually a real unboxing of the Russian version.  Just don't tell them it is any different over here.
  • You guys actually thought this was funny? wow...
  • You didn't find this funny? wow...
  • It's so strange it's funny!
  • Wonder what tablet was used?
  • I'm not seeing anything funny here. If you're going to make a parody you at least should make it funny.
  • Exactly.  I'm all for parodies, but this was lame.  I'm sure it would've been hilarious 15 years ago.
  • I think the Russians are the one's who should be embarrassed. What electronic device have they ever sold world wide? KGB listening bugs and cold war nukes is about it =)
  • Y'all need to lighten up!  That video was worth several good chuckles.  Too over the top to take as real criticism of Microsoft.  Plus, I don't think they will get away with bundling a machine gun magazine in the US version ;-).
  • Lol #Metrosexual interface ... I want one with the modem ... :D :D :D
  • LOL
  • Lol...
  • The only thing I found pretty funny was the ak clip lol
  • arrrgghh.. that old windows logo and the blue screen just brought back some very bad memories... hilarious.. hahahha... "verrrry nice"!
  • In the very first frame, there is a photo of two camels and something is written in an Indian language. Its written in Gujarati and the words written mean 'Camel Rape' :D
  • Haha!!  "You like, you will buy"  That shit killed me..  Dead!
  • This has to be one of the funniest videos I have seen in a long time.  Great find!
  • Yep, sums up rather nicely the Microsoft we've loved to hate in the past. :-D Looks like the perfect reminder of how great the future looks now!
  • LOL metro-Sexual interface... and i was expecting the BSOD... :)
  • ilol'd
  • This is too funny. lol