Microsoft (MSFT) unleashed its first commercial for the Surface on Tuesday and it was difficult to tell apart from a late-’90s Gap ad or a routine from Glee. But the company came back with a new video on Wednesday that actually took the time to show why the Surface is a nifty, innovative little device. Among other things, the video shows off the Surface’s slickly-designed kickstand and Touch Cover keyboard pad that make it easy to use the tablet more like a traditional PC. The video also spotlights the tablet’s HD video port, USB 2.0 port, microSD card slot and its front-and-rear cameras to show how easily Surface can function as a work device. Microsoft’s full video is posted below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.