Apple Mocks Microsoft's Laptop Hunters Series

Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s Zune Pass versus iTunes commercial, are the new Get a Mac ads, which take a swipe at Microsoft’s Laptop Hunters series as well as customer support for PCs.

Apple has released three new commercials (which are available on its website here) and the most notable is the Laptop Hunters spoof where a Lauren-a-like is looking for a laptop with a big screen and a decent processor. PC orders the slow and small PCs (played by men in similarly drab suits) to leave and it looks like “Meagan” is finally whittling the group down to something that will work for her. That is, until she says she wants something that doesn’t crash all the time, doesn’t get viruses and cause a bunch of headaches in general. Shocker, everyone leaves bar Justin Long.

The other two ads play on the fact that Apple stores have Geniuses as well as the fact that PC’s get more viruses. Check out the ads on YouTube and let us know what you think.

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  • Anonymous
    Apples get viruses to, and i'm on an apple now, more people try to infect apples due to the rising popularity so apples idiotic argument will have to end soon.

    BTW

    I'm on a 1500 dollar apple at school and its slower than my 750 dollar pc i have at home

    Hate this P O S
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  • danimal_the_animal
    "something that doesn’t crash all the time, doesn’t get viruses and cause a bunch of headaches in general"

    Well if people would stop looking at PORN and filesharing like limewire and bear share.....and stay off myspace......

    they would heve no problems.

    i work at a school and believe it or not.....the three things above are the main culprits.
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  • tenor77
    I do get sick of the lie Apple promotes that they are impervious to problems.
    Plus they sweep their problems under the rug.

    Trust me, a virus, software bug or power surge will take down any computer, PC or Mac.
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  • Anonymous
    Apples get viruses to, and i'm on an apple now, more people try to infect apples due to the rising popularity so apples idiotic argument will have to end soon.

    BTW

    I'm on a 1500 dollar apple at school and its slower than my 750 dollar pc i have at home

    Hate this P O S
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  • gamerjames
    I agree to the post above and I use Macs at school for video editing and i agree that macs are way to overrated

    I video edit at home on a pc that is alot cheaper,faster and in general better.

    IDK, i just think apples argument is dumb

    And those "geniuses" don't help much either... i took an apple laptop i use to school at the tampa international mall to get some help with this mac ( i know how to use it, i was just extremely curious about the genius bar ), he didn't know how to fix the problem and after 45 minutes redirected me to some other punk/free spirited girl who didn't know what she was doing either... so in the end i just said "hmm, let me try this" and fixed it

    Thats enough of my rant.. just pointing out that the "genius bar" isn't good help, at all.
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  • tenor77
    I do get sick of the lie Apple promotes that they are impervious to problems.
    Plus they sweep their problems under the rug.

    Trust me, a virus, software bug or power surge will take down any computer, PC or Mac.
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