Another Microsoft commercial, another PC notebook sold.
The latest episode of Microsoft’s ongoing ad campaign is upon us. As a running theme all throughout the ads, a supposed real-life simile (played by an actor) is in the market for a laptop with some loosely defined requirements. All the subjects apparently have to briefly consider a MacBook before scoffing and going with a PC.
Episode four of the series follows the same trend, detailing Shelia, a filmmaker with a $2,000 budget. Like those before her, Shelia is in Best Buy looking at various laptops. She briefly looks at the MacBooks before deciding against it, as the one she was looking at comes standard with only 2 GB of RAM.
Besides RAM, Shelia wanted a powerful video card. She asked a salesman, “Is this graphics card going to be powerful?” to which he replies immediately a not-so-confidence-inspiring, closed mouth “Mhm.” The salesman isn’t wrong though, as Shelia eventually goes with an HP HDX 16t which comes standard with a 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT and the option to upgrade to a 1 GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M.
Check out all the Laptop Hunters commercials so far at the links below: