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Microsoft Ad featuring a Redhead that gets Mac Fans riled up

Mar 30 2009, 1:05am CDT | by

Microsoft Ad featuring a Redhead that gets Mac Fans riled up
 
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Microsoft landed their best TV commercial in a while featuring Lauren. The cute redhead (apparently this actress was chosen because Redhead rimes with Redmond) is on a mission to buy a laptop for up to $1,000. She is picky and only wants a 17 inch and cannot find a MacBook for the budget in the Apple Store.
She ends up buying a HP 17 inch notebook for $699.99. The Microsoft ad hits home the fact that Apple computers are expensive and so are BMWs. If you have driven a Beamer and then have to buy a Volkswagen because you cannot afford the nice ride you are not happy. Some say Lauren does not really look happy with her HP Vista Craptop.
This does not mean that there are not excellent Microsoft Windows Laptops, but to compare a $700 Windows Craptop with a 17 inch MacBook is actually quite ridiculous.

This 60 seconds of naive laptop shopping got the Apple fans riled up quite a bit. Fortune has a good summary of quotes from different tech sites hitting the Microsoft ad. This is where I congratulate Microsoft for an excellent ad. Looks to me the Lauren Ad got more attention than the Seinfeld and Bill Gates Vista Ads.

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See also the Microsoft Choose a PC site.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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