Someone Found Microsoft's Lauren! And She's an Actress.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Ant1-Hero, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Ant1-Hero macrumors regular

    Ant1-Hero

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    Montreal
    #1
    We were hoping to catch up with Microsoft's "Lauren," a regular gal who Microsoft surprised with $1,000 to buy a laptop...in a national commercial. And it ends up she's an LA-based, SAG-eligible actress.

    Tracked down by TechFlash, "Lauren" (who is really Lauren De Long) says on her site "[she] booked what she thought was a "Market and Research" job regarding laptops. But that's not all she booked...actually Lauren found out they were shooting a national commercial! Tears, laughter and excitement greeted this new development."

    The Wall Street Journal reported that the Microsoft test group had been assembled from "recruited prospective computer shoppers." Shoppers are distinctly different from people looking for jobs. Regardless-

    Reading through De Long's resume, you find that her "special skills" include Cheerleading, Ear Prompter, Hula Hoop, and Stage Combat. So wait, she's an actress AND a cheerleader AND a stage combatant, but she's STILL not cool enough to use a Mac? No way. We just don't buy it.

    We were unable to reach Lauren De Long, but we did leave her a message mentioning one of our readers' offers to give her a free 17-inch Apple PowerBook. When site TechFlash called, apparently De Long said she had signed an NDA restricting her from speaking about her experiences with the HP laptop.

    http://i.gizmodo.com/5190861/someone-found-microsofts-lauren-and-shes-an-actress
     
  2. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto
    #2
    This is quite.... expected really.

    So what if she's an actress? The situation was a setup from the get go, and the 'criteria' set forth in the commercial was pretty comical itself.

    They still do (sort of) have a point about prices though.
     
  3. Ant1-Hero thread starter macrumors regular

    Ant1-Hero

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    Montreal
    #3
    I see it as you get what you pay for,

    I always compare it to, a ford focus and a ferrari both have 4 wheels and a steering wheel, but which one does it better?
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    #4
    well lets go on that argument right there.

    Which one meets you needs better for the price you pay.

    For 99% of that is going to be the ford focus.

    Apple 17 Macbook Pro = Ferrari.

    sub $1000 17in HP laptop = Ford Focus.

    While the Ferrari no question ask is better but the ford focus is much better deal to cover you needs. While yes there will be times the "Ferrair" would be better just those few times the cost is not justifiable.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    #5
    Both, it depends on what you want a car for.
    So is the PC a ferrari? Considering the price of very high end, gaming quality PCs would outperform most Macs.
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    #6
    If you've got to throw a muddy mountain bike in the back after a ride around the forest, the Focus every time. :)
     
  7. johny5 macrumors 6502a

    johny5

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #7
    makes you rethink about all those many many people on the "Hi I am a pc and I am...." (an actor/actress) adverts.

    LOL
     
  8. BoyBach macrumors 68040

    BoyBach

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #8
    "Revealed: Actress used in advert shocker!"

    Whatever next? "Exclusive: Yes! Bears do do it in the woods! Read the full shocking story inside!"

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. Ant1-Hero thread starter macrumors regular

    Ant1-Hero

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    Montreal
    #9
    i have to say im a bit disappointed with the answers on a mac forum :rolleyes:
     
  10. iParis macrumors 68040

    iParis

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    New Mexico
    #10
    So she can in noway take the offer of that 17-inch powerbook?
    What if she just says she wants it, but isn't going to publicly announce any performance differences.
     
  11. azamudio macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    #11
    Um...

    Can I have the Mac then... since she doesn't want it? :)
     
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #12
    This is not new.

    Wishes the Mac fanboys would just let this die already.
     
  13. eldy macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Location:
    The City
  14. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

    wvuwhat

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    #14
    Either way, she's hot. I don't really care if she uses a Mac or a PC.
     
  15. iParis macrumors 68040

    iParis

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    New Mexico
    #15
    That's what I was thinking when I got down to the pictures.
     
  16. dsnort macrumors 68000

    dsnort

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2006
    Location:
    In persona non grata
    #16
    What a surprise.

    If you watch the commercial, there's a guy walking down the sidewalk approaching the door of the Apple store as she walks in. On the shot where she's leaving the store, the same guy is still walking, 10 feet past the door.

    She did some quick shopping!
     
  17. Melrose macrumors 604

    Melrose

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Location:
    In a sidewalk.
    #17
    You can have her. I found her manner highly irritating. Then again, I know several people who act like that and have bad experiences to contend with. :vomit smiley:

    I thought the NDA part was especially interesting. If Vista is all that, why would M$ have her sign anything forbidding talking about her experiences using the computer?
     
  18. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #18

    She's not bad. I wouldn't mind giving her 17 inches :D
     
  19. Melrose macrumors 604

    Melrose

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Location:
    In a sidewalk.
    #19
    you wish :p
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #20
    He'd have to invite 3 friends. :D



    What if the Ford Focus had nearly the same performance as the Ferrari, the driver isn't able to tell the difference in performance, the Ford cost 4 times less, and the Ford made the owner happy despite not looking as cool?
     
  21. iParis macrumors 68040

    iParis

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    New Mexico
    #21
    LOL. Nice catch there!
     
  22. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #22
    Agreed, this really isn't surprising or news.
     

Share This Page