Microsoft Remains on Offensive with 'Apple Tax' Report and Latest Laptop Ad

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    AllensRevenge

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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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    Another stab taken at Apple, will Apple respond?
     
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    I was waiting for a blu-ray shot.......
     
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    The first advert I actually some what agree with, but still, that laptop is not a gaming machine :p
     
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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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    i thought they would push "gamer" more forcefully, the kid isn't strong enough in this aspect.
     
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    Hopefully they did get the FW model with dedicated graphics instead of the abysmal GMA 4500HD.
     
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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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    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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    dmmcintyre3

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    What laptop did he get?
     
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    Not the mac.
     
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    Dunno... this one maybe?
     
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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". :D
     
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    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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    I wouldn't do a commericial like that for just $1500 :p
     
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    the last frame of that video is priceless :D
     
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    +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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    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) :rolleyes:

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

    Sony's are great though...

    Enjoy....
     
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    I'm a PC and I'm 11. And I'm not. O_O

    :D
     
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    Please don't post this on the front page...
     
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    Thats odd, I can find a 20'' and a 24'' for cheaper! :p
     
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    Laptop, silly.... :eek:

    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! :rolleyes:
     
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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. :confused:
     

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