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Microsoft Giving Away Custom MacBook Pros

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 41 comments

Hard to believe this is happening, but it's true.

While the Windows-using world is gearing up for the release of Office 2010 this summer, Mac users will have to hang on for another year before getting their own new office suite in 2011. But it appears that Microsoft wants to show the Mac-using community that it still loves them and is giving away two custom-colored 2.53GHz MacBook Pro laptops.

The MacBook Pros will come with a custom paintjob in one of the colors of the software icons (blue, purple, orange or green). Of course, each winning laptop will also come with a copy of Office 2008 for Mac.

As detailed on the official webpage for the contest, entries are accepted via Twitter following or retweeting @officeformac. The contest is open to all in USA and Canada (except Quebec).

While someone may cry sacrilege at Microsoft for giving away an Apple product, there is some amusement value of a repainted MacBook Pro bearing a Microsoft Office logo right above the glowing Apple.

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    kyeana , February 23, 2010 1:00 AM
    Custom paint jobs... are we sure this isn't against the holy Eula doctrine? Better watch out.
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    Shadow703793 , February 23, 2010 1:00 AM
    This would be MUCH better if it had the Windows logo below the Mac logo or... had Bill Gate's signature on the top cover . :lol: 
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    curnel_D , February 23, 2010 1:20 AM
    darkknight22at the end of the day, a free macbook pro is a free macbook pro. i'm all for making a statement but you'd have to be lying if you said you'd pass up someone handing you one for free.

    Ehh, I'll pass it up, just simply because there's no way in hell a hip and trendy mac book is going to tempt me into making a twitter account.
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    theholylancer , February 23, 2010 12:57 AM
    Is this the baller response after signing that mac book lol? I just gota spread the love with signed macs!
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    AMDnoob , February 23, 2010 12:59 AM
    lol i like it :D  kinda shows how microsoft isn't always the big gruff monopoly machine we always think it is. Kinda makes em look like a big teddy bear.
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    kyeana , February 23, 2010 1:00 AM
    Custom paint jobs... are we sure this isn't against the holy Eula doctrine? Better watch out.
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    Shadow703793 , February 23, 2010 1:00 AM
    This would be MUCH better if it had the Windows logo below the Mac logo or... had Bill Gate's signature on the top cover . :lol: 
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    darkknight22 , February 23, 2010 1:02 AM
    at the end of the day, a free macbook pro is a free macbook pro. i'm all for making a statement but you'd have to be lying if you said you'd pass up someone handing you one for free.
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    Hellbound , February 23, 2010 1:07 AM
    Tomorrows article "Apple Sues Microsoft for Patent Infringement"
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    m-manla , February 23, 2010 1:09 AM
    Nice!!! But your product logo on the competitor's product. Smart Business.
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    curnel_D , February 23, 2010 1:20 AM
    darkknight22at the end of the day, a free macbook pro is a free macbook pro. i'm all for making a statement but you'd have to be lying if you said you'd pass up someone handing you one for free.

    Ehh, I'll pass it up, just simply because there's no way in hell a hip and trendy mac book is going to tempt me into making a twitter account.
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    mianmian , February 23, 2010 1:42 AM
    MS should paint the white apple to the typical Office button.
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    werfu , February 23, 2010 1:51 AM
    m-manlaNice!!! But your product logo on the competitor's product. Smart Business.


    Actually MS has had 6% of Apple stock a couple years ago. I'm not quite sure if they still have them though.
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    mindless728 , February 23, 2010 1:54 AM
    i wouldn't mind winning it, i would just sell it and put the money into a new tablet and some stuff for my desktop
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    Anonymous , February 23, 2010 2:30 AM
    HellboundTomorrows article "Apple Sues Microsoft for Patent Infringement"


    Day after tomorrow: Rambus sues Apple for infringing on Litigation Tacticz®
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    Lozil , February 23, 2010 3:11 AM
    Those MAC's look bad with color on... Microsoft is making MAC's look Ugly... :p 
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    randomizer , February 23, 2010 3:12 AM
    Curnel_DEhh, I'll pass it up, just simply because there's no way in hell a hip and trendy mac book is going to tempt me into making a twitter account.

    This man talks sense.
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    Anonymous , February 23, 2010 3:26 AM
    You tell me what the taxes for this are, then I will tell you whether or not I'll enter... taxes alone have stopped me from entering a number of things...
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    frozenlead , February 23, 2010 3:26 AM
    Do not want.

    But if it's free...
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    meradz , February 23, 2010 4:58 AM
    Shadow703793This would be MUCH better if it had the Windows logo below the Mac logo or... had Bill Gate's signature on the top cover .


    Take it a step further. Have the glowing Apple logo contain a silhouette of Bill Gates' face!
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    anamaniac , February 23, 2010 5:22 AM
    I'd love to have a MacBook PRO with a Microsoft paint job.
    The Microsoft logo would be were the Macintosh logo is of course, but in the background would be art that you'd expect as the tattoos of a religious fanatic. (I have an obsession with religious art, though I'm not religious myself)

    It'd also have to be running Windows 7 and be signed by Bill Gates himself.

    It'd be epic.
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    micky_lund , February 23, 2010 6:26 AM
    who has ever denied something free?
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    jcombalicer , February 23, 2010 7:10 AM
    Why except quebec? Whats with quebec
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