Is that a MacBook in that picture on a Microsoft website?

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  1. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    ModNote: I know some of these threads were because people think the notebook is a Mac and others are for the racial Photoshop move... either way... please use this thread. --mkrishnan

    http://www.microsoft.com/businessproductivity/default.mspx

    Looks like a MacBook with the Logo PSed out.
     
  2. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. That's pretty sad, if you think about it. lol
     
  3. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    It's only sad if it's also running Mac OS X, which you can't tell from the picture obviously. Microsoft doesn't make the hardware so they can use a Macbook for the picture if they want.

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  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Isnt that also the picture where the black man is actually a photoshop edit?
     
  5. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    Now that you mention it, he does look like it. :/
     
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  7. bbotte thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah that is what I saw it for somewhere else, but then I noticed the MacBook. :)
     
  8. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Not really. Mac's ( and this may shock you ) are just PC's.

    Looks like a stock image from iStock or something like that.

    Put truthfully, really, who actually gives a damn? Really?
     
  9. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    yes, but hp, dell, whoever, are not competitors to microsoft while apple is. so they're supporting a competitor by placing the computer in the scene. if i remember, this isn't the first time a macbook has been used in microsoft ads.
     
  10. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Really? You would have to be a monumental Mac geek to identify it as a Mac in the first place. And, as I said, chances are it's straight of a stock photo library - they didn't 'place' anything.
     
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    Microsoft in Photoshop Disaster row

    I guess know your intended audience… :rolleyes:

    Although I'll admit the mismatched hand made me laugh.
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    Link…
     
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    They should be held accountable for crimes against photoshop too. That's a terrible job! And that white guy looks slightly scary.
     
  14. arkitect macrumors 601

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    And if I'm not mistaken that is a MacBook… with Apple logo "rubbed out".
     
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    Yeah, they probably found the BlackBook was too difficult to 'shop.
     
  16. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Is the logo also gone off the back of the Dell monitor?

    I think that model has an embossed Dell logo on the back above the mounting point.
     
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    Their heads are all at weird, awkward angles, regardless of any Shopping. It's freaking me out.
     
  19. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I honestly thought this was going to be about that MacBook. Especially after all the high-profile advertising, "Laptop Hunters", etc.

    So when I saw that picture, I smiled and nodded in recognition... until I read the article.

    :eek:
     
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    It could just be dark, and at a weird angle.

    The head doesn't freak me out, and to be honest, neither does the mismatched hand colour. It's not different enough for me to notice at a glance.
     
  21. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Whoops! Nice move! :rolleyes: People are gonna have a field day with this one.

    (Goes to buy 'Ebony & Ivory' off iTunes)
     
  22. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I don't get what the point of the photoshop was. But whatever. Certainly looks like a poor job of photoshopping.
     
  23. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Photos like this, I always wonder what they're supposed to be looking at.

    In this example, judging from their facial expressions, I think they're looking at a gigantic flying penis.

    The lady is so distracted she hasn't noticed that her monitor isn't plugged into anything. Poor dear.
     
  24. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    If the images were reversed, would everyone in the blogosphere still be chatting about it?
     
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    As a Photoshop Disaster, yes…
     

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