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Old Apr 9, 2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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Laptop Hunters $1500 – Lisa and Jackson get a Sony VAIO

Not that I approve of a gaming laptop but it's a nice all around Sony FW VAIO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qui43P1kztw
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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You know, using Vaios as an argument against Macs isn't a very good idea, since both companies share the same business model. Well, apart from Sony pushing technology forward.
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 05:32 PM   #3
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Another stab taken at Apple, will Apple respond?
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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The first advert I actually some what agree with, but still, that laptop is not a gaming machine
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 05:36 PM   #6
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They aren't using sony are they?

As far as I know Sonys are just as/more expensive as mac and I know have lower lifetimes
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 05:39 PM   #7
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i thought they would push "gamer" more forcefully, the kid isn't strong enough in this aspect.
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 05:40 PM   #8
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You know, using Vaios as an argument against Macs isn't a very good idea, since both companies share the same business model. Well, apart from Sony pushing technology forward.
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i thought they would push "gamer" more forcefully, the kid isn't strong enough in this aspect.
Hopefully they did get the FW model with dedicated graphics instead of the abysmal GMA 4500HD.
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 05:42 PM   #9
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If I had a dollar for every time I've been late for baseball because my computer looked up things too slowly.

These ads have taught me that modern america is apparently a tasteless barren wasteland of empty concrete carparks and warehouse megastores.
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 05:44 PM   #10
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Hopefully they did get the FW model with dedicated graphics instead of the abysmal GMA 4500HD.
graphic card is only one part of the story, the other part (the big one) being games are predominantly written for windows..
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 06:02 PM   #11
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What laptop did he get?
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 06:11 PM   #12
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What laptop did he get?
Not the mac.
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 06:22 PM   #13
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What laptop did he get?
Dunno... this one maybe?
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 06:52 PM   #14
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Funny how Microsoft didn't really probe Apple on the "no games" usual argument.

I kinda laugh at the Apple part though, as usual. Both of them walk up all happy. (Cut scene) Ok attitudes change a little bit. (Cut scene) Nope, they're horrible.

Every time they change scenes, I could see someone in the back being like "YOU CAN'T BUY A MAC. OTHERWISE WE WONT GIVE YOU $1500".
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Funny how Microsoft didn't really probe Apple on the "no games" usual argument.

I kinda laugh at the Apple part though, as usual. Both of them walk up all happy. (Cut scene) Ok attitudes change a little bit. (Cut scene) Nope, they're horrible.

Every time they change scenes, I could see someone in the back being like "YOU CAN'T BUY A MAC. OTHERWISE WE WONT GIVE YOU $1500".
I heard Microsoft has a dozen such ads lining up, i would expect a gamer come up soon.

not they can't, but $1500 rally wont cover a mac. cheapest mac with larger than 13.3 screen costs $2000.
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Every time they change scenes, I could see someone in the back being like "YOU CAN'T BUY A MAC. OTHERWISE WE WONT GIVE YOU $1500".
I wouldn't do a commericial like that for just $1500
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 07:09 PM   #17
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the last frame of that video is priceless
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If I had a dollar for every time I've been late for baseball because my computer looked up things too slowly.

These ads have taught me that modern america is apparently a tasteless barren wasteland of empty concrete carparks and warehouse megastores.
+1

This ad just proves that people are too dumb to shop for themselves. A gaming laptop for an 11 y/o (who doesn't even know that most games are not supported by os x)? He'd be way better off spending the cash on a tower and a monitor. Or an PS3 and 600$ laptop. Anything is better than that choice.
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 07:25 PM   #19
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This ad just proves that people are too dumb to shop for themselves. A gaming laptop for an 11 y/o (who doesn't even know that most games are not supported by os x)? He'd be way better off spending the cash on a tower and a monitor. Or an PS3 and 600$ laptop. Anything is better than that choice.
there is really no surprise, apples' pc vs. mac ads already proved your conclusion, soundly.
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Ooooh, on the first page!

Another "find a PC under $1,500" (like that'll be hard)

Blu-ray on a 16" screen.... yeah, right...

Sony's are great though...

Enjoy....
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the last frame of that video is priceless
I'm a PC and I'm 11. And I'm not. O_O

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not they can't, but $1500 rally wont cover a mac. cheapest mac with larger than 13.3 screen costs $2000.
Thats odd, I can find a 20'' and a 24'' for cheaper!
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Thats odd, I can find a 20'' and a 24'' for cheaper!
Laptop, silly....

I think it's a great marketing ploy...

Find customers that ARE NOT Apple customers and give them a free PC to reinforce that fact...

Brilliant!
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I'm a little confused. In the last two adds, Apples have been praised (sexy, cool). The only point they are driving home is that other brands offer cheaper alternatives, which is something everyone knows already.
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