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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:56 pm    Post subject: New I'm a PC ad hits hard at Apple Reply with quote

I saw this on TV tonight. It sort of rags on Apple for their prices.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/watchtheads/video/lauren/
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The chair throwing monkey king was commenting about that last week I think.

I wonder why I can't just go and buy Windows, instead of an upgrade?

I guess ripoff is relative...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Apple sold a 15" or 17" laptop for $699, there wouldn't be a Microsoft. Idea
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the comment...heres 10grand go by a car....so now Kia is better tham bmw??? Cool

PS I have a 17" HP laptop at work, and i just installed parallels and XP on my iMac sitting right next to it, and the iMac runs windows faster than the HP Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: New I'm a PC ad hits hard at Apple Reply with quote

scooper wrote:
I saw this on TV tonight. It sort of rags on Apple for their prices.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/watchtheads/video/lauren/


Who cares.....

MS is just preaching to the converted.

Besides, how dumb are Microsoft.

Apart from TV...to view it on the Net, you need Microsofts' Silverlight junkware.

But despite their attempt to flog it...nobody wants it...Not even MS's legions of Fanboys...

Their reluctance to use it, is understandable given that its a bug ridden failure with more than its fair share of ongoing incompatibility issues.

Yet MS keep flogging it in the hope some dumb ass will love it....Rolling Eyes

See below....for proof.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not going to happen, but I actually think that Apple should be selling more computers in the $500 to $1000 price range. They could probably double their market share in a matter of months.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
It's not going to happen, but I actually think that Apple should be selling more computers in the $500 to $1000 price range. They could probably double their market share in a matter of months.


Preferably more towards the $500 end of the scale... Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: New I'm a PC ad hits hard at Apple Reply with quote

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Apart from TV...to view it on the Net, you need Microsofts' Silverlight junkware.


That's what I saw when I tried to watch it.

So.... how much of her budget did Lauren spend on anti-virus software and a couple of years' AV updates?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know JB...

May the box she is carrying contains all the current updates and fixes... Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a great ad. The best M$ ad that I have ever seen.
That being said, now I have to make fun of it Smile

This Lauren chick says "I'm just not cool enough to be a Mac person". It's funny how M$ is trying to portray being cool by using this actress. She drives a black VW convertible and needlessly wears a scarf in Southern California (everyone else is in a t-shirt or their jackets are wide open.)

Is Lauren stupid? If you could get a laptop for free with those features for <$1000 then why get the $700 model? Why not upgrade the RAM (at least) and make it $1000 or look for a higher end model.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found the ad. Whereas MS prevent you from watching their own ad unless you've downloaded their bullshit software, a Google subsidiary places no such obstacles in your way... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=621NMj9_SR4

Bill's right. It is a great ad.

"I'm just not cool enough to be a Mac person". Really? Have you seen Woz's dance routines? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
Is Lauren stupid? If you could get a laptop for free with those features for <$1000 then why get the $700 model? Why not upgrade the RAM (at least) and make it $1000 or look for a higher end model.

She's very smart. The $300 will go towards her every six month visit to Best Buy to have their "Geek Squad" clear out viruses and spyware, which won't actually happen, they'll just have to wipe the drive. She'll spend the remainder on Norton something-or-other which promises to keep viruses/spyware at bay, and it'll just cause major slowdowns on her system, go out of date and need more money after a year, and won't block as much spyware or viruses as free software will.

I think it's funny that the commercial basically admits that Macs are cool, and people who can't afford them aren't cool, so they're forced to shop at Best Buy with laptops covered in stickers.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aquafire, that was the same thing I saw! Since Silverlight doesn't run on PPC hardware, I didn't have to bother. However since the chair throwing monkey king was spouting off about Macs just recently, I knew what the ad was about.

Thanks JohnnyBoy for posting that YouTube link!

Don't they have to pay Apple for using an Apple store in an ad?

Anyway, what was her budget? It wasn't her money she was spending...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The specs on her $700 laptop

Warranty Terms Parts - 1 year limited
Warranty Terms Labor - 1 year limited
Product Height - 1.7"
Product Width - 15.6"
Product Weight - 7.8 lbs.
Product Depth - 11.2"
Color Category - Brown-Light
Processor Brand - AMD
Processor - AMD Turion™ X2
Processor Speed - 2.1GHz
Display Type - WXGA+ high-definition widescreen with BrightView technology (1440 x 900)
Screen Size - 17"
Cache Memory - 1MB on die level 2
System Memory (RAM) - 4GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To - 8GB
Type of Memory (RAM) - DDR2
Hard Drive Type - Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
Hard Drive Size - 320GB
Optical Drive - Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds - Drive speeds not specified
Direct-Disc Labeling - Yes
Digital Media Reader or Slots - Yes, digital media card reader
Graphics - ATI RADEON HD 3200 graphics RS780M
Video Memory - Up to 1918MB total available
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) - No
TV Tuner - No
MPEG - Yes
Built-in Webcam - Yes
Modem - 56 Kbps*
*Capable of receiving 56 Kbps downloads. However, current regulations limit download speed to 53 Kbps.
Networking - Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Networking - Wireless-B+G
Bluetooth-Enabled - No
S-Video Outputs - None
Additional Audio/Video Connectors - HDMI
Audio - SRS Premium sound
Speakers - Built-in
PCMCIA Slots - None
USB 2.0 Ports - 4
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports - None
Parallel Ports - None
Serial Ports - None
Game Ports - None
Laptop Weight - Standard (more than 5.5 lbs.)
Battery Type - Lithium ion
Battery Life - Up to 2 hours and 30 minutes
Pointing Device - Touchpad
Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with SP1
Included SoftwareHP MediaSmart; Microsoft Works; muvee Reveal; Cyberlink DVD Suite; Adobe Acrobat Reader and more
Included AccessoriesHP mobile remote
ENERGY STAR Qualified - Yes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To each his own I guess. It's a good ad, You know I came across some old commercials on youtube that apple made 15yrs ago many of which poked fun at Microsoft. Apple has been making fun of windows for years so it's only fitting that once in awhile MS has to poke fun at apple, although the best they can up with is the price. Just makes me even prouder to own a mac, It's like owning a expensive car, or being part of a exclusive club, one that's just for cool people who have good taste.

Let's look at one of apple's classic ad's shall we:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bji8AVf_cXM&feature=channel_page

or this is my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGmjr4p34Y8&feature=channel_page
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