Laptop Hunters Episode 4: $2,000 for Video Editing

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 the full TV spot here.

Check out all the Laptop Hunters commercials so far at the links below:

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  • bill gates is your daddy
    When are they going to get to the cpmmercial with the guy looking for a computer that will store all his hdef porn?
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  • mustwarnothers
    I think I might have to drive myself directly to the Hospital, after having read the comment above this one.
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  • njalterio
    As usual, the comments from the Apple fans making an attempt at demonstrating they understand computers are hilarious.
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  • The_Blood_Raven
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9107478&type=product&id=1218024600809

    VS.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9190029&type=product&id=1218052535616

    Yeah... quad vs dual and 4GB vs 2GB and both have the same GPUs which are plenty for video editing... yeah the HP kills the MAC. I love how the little kiddies on the Youtube keep saying that the anti virus and the video editing software will make the HP cost more...

    Ok Avast 4.8 Home edition + Comodo Internet Security = $0 for some of the best protection out.

    Pinnicle Studio Enhanced = $100

    Guess what? Yeah the HP is still cheaper...
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  • bill gates is your daddy
    When are they going to get to the cpmmercial with the guy looking for a computer that will store all his hdef porn?
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  • fuquar
    Fry's Electronics, not Best Buy. (face palm)
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