Dumb/Funny Mac Placement In Commericals

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  1. mikeinternet macrumors 6502a

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    We see Macs in commercials constantly. Has anyone else seen the "finally fast" pc commercials?

    They show Macs crashing throughout the whole thing. (Even getting the blue-screen-of-death.) Then while stating there stuff works with all computers they have fine print explains pc only, even while the kid is using his imac.

    Just thought it was funny or dumb or both, anyone else seen this or some other funny mac placement commercial?
     
  2. mikeinternet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. Fake Hipster macrumors member

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    I love/hate that commercial because of the fake blue screen of death.
     
  4. ajthomason macrumors 6502

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    I am so glad that we don't get adverts (commercials) that bad in the UK... :rolleyes:
     
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    The ad sucks but you gotta remember that those Macs can run Windows just as "well" as the other PCs.
     
  6. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Except that you can easily tell that the Macs in that commercial are an iBook G4 and an iMac G5...
     
  7. STSNorthstar macrumors regular

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    It may be an intel imac. I don't recall if there is an isight camera on it.

    It is definitely a G4 ibook though.

    I actually like the commercial. It shows that ad firms realize that people aspire to own an apple as a luxury product, and by using them in the commercial, they can bond with the buyer most easily.

    Too bad their budget wouldnt allow for aluminum macbooks and imacs
     
  8. No1451 macrumors 6502

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    Lol that was one of the worst commercials I have ever seen.

    "This game should be a lot lot faster, MOM THIS INTERNET CONNECTION IS SLOW!" - While playing a single player game:rolleyes:

    I think we have just found out where dropouts from marketing/advertising programs go
     
  9. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously windows is going to be extremely slow on a G4 ibook, no amount of "finalyfast.com" will fix that.
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    The commercial isn't new, it's been around for three or four years. (I think even before Intel Macs were introduced.)

    But yeah, people do identify with Macs as being high end, for some reason. Good for advertisers.
     
  11. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Is it just me or does part of that commercial show the Firefox 'unable to connect' screen in an Internet Explorer 6 window?

    I wouldn't think Windows would even install let alone run on an iBook as it had a PPC processor, the option to use Windows on a Mac didn't become reality until the switch to Intel IIRC.
     

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  12. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Useless commercial.

    Ever heard of Virtual PC? Runs on PPC Macs but very slow.
     
  13. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    There is also Q, which is based on the open source QEMU. Extremely slow.
     
  14. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    No I haven't. I didn't start getting seriously into Macs until a year after the Intel switch :p
     
  15. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I love the bit "If you were thinking about buying and upgrading your RAM, don't, you could save hundreds, even thousands by using our software"

    What RAM (for a consumer machine) are you talking about?!?!
     
  16. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    Whoever wrote the Wiki article isn't a fan...

    How about this? Microsoft Songsmith advert / promo, with what looks to be a Powerbook covered in stickers.
     
  17. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Ex-Employee with a vengeance??
     
  18. kindablue09 macrumors regular

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    Gotta love the music. It makes me feel like I'm at some cheesy dance club drinking shots out of test tubes...
     
  19. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    More likely an ex-user of the product, I'd say :D
     
  20. K3mp macrumors 6502

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    I noticed that also.
     

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