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Windows Laptop Makes Appearance on 30 Rock

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Do you want a Windows laptop?

Sick and tired of seeing that glowing Apple logo on the back of the laptops that you see on TV shows and movies? Well then, perhaps Microsoft is trying to turn things around with a Windows-branded machine that appeared in a recent episode of NBC's 30 Rock.

As seen in screen captures sent to istartedsomething, characters used a black notebook with a Windows logo adorned on the back of the screen to design a super microwave (which eventually evolved into a car).

Of course, there is no Windows-branded laptop, but the reverse angle reveals that the black notebook was actually a Lenovo ThinkPad W500.

Now with the news that Microsoft is selling "Signature PCs," which are actually just specially configured Sony, HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo machines, do you think that there should eventually be a Windows-branded PC available from the Microsoft Store?

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    ominous prime , October 28, 2009 11:37 PM
    It's doubtful that Windows will make their own PC's, it would hurt dell/sony/hp etc. If anything they'll do what they are now, selling Sony/hp/dell. The point of Windows is that it can run on any system configuration unlike Mac.
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    ominous prime , October 28, 2009 11:37 PM
    It's doubtful that Windows will make their own PC's, it would hurt dell/sony/hp etc. If anything they'll do what they are now, selling Sony/hp/dell. The point of Windows is that it can run on any system configuration unlike Mac.
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    Glorian , October 28, 2009 11:37 PM
    Looks nice, Sleek and black ftw.
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    touchdowntexas13 , October 28, 2009 11:38 PM
    Um i say keep all of your time invested in developing quality operating systems. I know that competition drives down costs for the consumer, but there are already plenty of pre-built brands out there.

    We don't want you turning into apple now...
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    cheepstuff , October 28, 2009 11:49 PM
    a brand name windows machine? what i would hope from something like that (software-wise) would either be the OS and NOTHING else (which would rock) or a system with just a taste of extra features. hopefully if they do the latter they wouldn't make crappy some bloatware similar to every other computer brand. i mean, they are the biggest software company in the world right? they've got to be able to write some slick code to hold that title, right?
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    AMDnoob , October 29, 2009 12:30 AM
    This is only going to confuse the average PC buyer even more! "Um, I like the ones made by Microsoft..."
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    Pei-chen , October 29, 2009 12:54 AM
    At least MS picked a machine that can actually handle the task. Even Mac Pro can't match T and W series' built quality.
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    curnel_D , October 29, 2009 1:04 AM
    Microsoft wont compete with the customers they rely on.

    This is why we wont see a zune phone until WinMo start's failing on a massive scale.
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    touchdowntexas13 , October 29, 2009 1:30 AM
    agreed...
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    tlmck , October 29, 2009 1:55 AM
    Microsoft could ink a deal with each manufacturer to come out with a "Microsoft Special Edition" with the MS logo on the back. It would be identical to the stock model except for the mylar logo sticker pasted on the back. They could charge a $100 premium and I can guarantee a bunch of idiots would buy it.
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    TKolb13 , October 29, 2009 1:58 AM
    its an HP with a Windows Logo... Posted on Gizmodo a week ago.
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    bedford10 , October 29, 2009 2:01 AM
    Orrr Microsoft could try and enter a laptop market or something just to get the logo out there and keep the hardware platform open to other companies... (obviously).
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    TKolb13 , October 29, 2009 2:01 AM
    http://gizmodo.com/5389135/30-rocks-emphatically-branded-windows-computer-is-confusing
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    Kelavarus , October 29, 2009 2:02 AM
    But... Where's the laptop with a glowing penguin?
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    Anonymous , October 29, 2009 2:11 AM
    actually its two notebooks. The first shot is likely the HP machine but the second is definitely a Lenovo ThinkPad W500.
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    Anonymous , October 29, 2009 2:41 AM
    That same laptop with the same logo was on Smallville in Chloe's Watchtower.
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    alikum , October 29, 2009 3:07 AM
    Simple enough, give the OEMs more discounts on top of bulk discounts and have them drop a Microsoft/Windows logo on their laptops. So essentially, that would make 2 logos on one laptop.
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    r0x0r , October 29, 2009 3:59 AM
    Is that a Mac in the background on the desk?
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    htoonthura , October 29, 2009 4:04 AM
    That move is stupid. don't have to follow Apple.
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    jerreece , October 29, 2009 4:13 AM
    Quote:
    Well then, perhaps Microsoft is trying to turn things around with a Windows-branded machine that appeared in a recent episode of NBC's 30 Rock.


    Keep in mind, NBC is actually "MSNBC" and is owned by Microsoft. Of course it's not an Apple being displayed while Windows 7 is being released. Although I would have thought you folks would have mentioned this in this article, since it is relevant.
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    ravewulf , October 29, 2009 4:31 AM
    That would be cool (but I don't want them to be like Apple)
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