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Dahl
Sep 13, 2003, 05:03 PM
Did MS screw up and use a Powerbook by mistake in an ad ? :D
http://www.macnytt.com/newspix/gufo/ts_sept8_office_launch.jpg

From Swedish Mac site:
http://www.macnytt.com/index2.lasso?rand=1631&-session=user:4E32F4E10CAF91AE0DA1F36639DBCB5B

chadfromdallas
Sep 13, 2003, 05:04 PM
looks like the top of my compaq :confused:

Dahl
Sep 13, 2003, 05:16 PM
Isn't that a Apple logo in the middle ?

chadfromdallas
Sep 13, 2003, 05:22 PM
http://ebay3.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_6bb379199fbec75fa1fc08e897fefb6f/i-3.JPG

Dahl
Sep 13, 2003, 05:25 PM
You could be right, but I still doubt it. :confused:
The angle of the photo makes it look like a longer laptop.
How thick is the Compaq ? The laptop on the pic is pretty thin.

chadfromdallas
Sep 13, 2003, 05:28 PM
they have many models ;) thin ones and wide ones lol

Dahl
Sep 13, 2003, 05:28 PM
Maybe they used this:
http://www.smb.compaq.com/dstore/images/img_nx7000_cent.jpg
I wonder if the ad was local or made in USA.

alia
Sep 13, 2003, 05:54 PM
Looks like a powerbook to me, but who cares? It's an OFFICE add. They sell Office for both OSes. They don't even sell hardware, so it's probably not a big deal for them to put Mac hardware in the ad.

Alia

Freg3000
Sep 13, 2003, 06:36 PM
Is it me or have a lot of these "Mac sighting in Windows ads" been popping up recently?

claytonbench
Sep 13, 2003, 07:01 PM
That is not a powerbook. the logo is completely round like the compaq someone posted above, also the screen is too thick.

applemacdude
Oct 3, 2003, 12:15 PM
Its a dirty compaq

Dahl
Oct 3, 2003, 01:03 PM
Well, the logo could easily be an Apple logo.

Snowy_River
Oct 3, 2003, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by claytonbench
That is not a powerbook. the logo is completely round like the compaq someone posted above, also the screen is too thick.

Actually, I'd argue the image resolution is not sufficient to eliminate the possibility that it is a PowerBook. Nor is it sufficient to say that it is definitely a PowerBook.

If you ask me, the answer is, however, obvious. Look at the expression on the face of the guy using it. I've only ever seen that kind of happiness using a laptop come from a PowerBook, never a Windows machine. Thus, I'd say that it is, definitively, a PowerBook. ;)

Dahl
Oct 3, 2003, 03:50 PM
:D

evil
Oct 3, 2003, 04:24 PM
i remember about 6 months to a year ago there was someone using a powerbook on the microsoft website or something...my memory isnt the best.

it was amusing though.

agreenster
Oct 3, 2003, 04:40 PM
Its an ad for Microsoft Office, which is available for the Mac.