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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:

  • 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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  • SirCrono
    bill gates is your daddyWhen are they going to get to the cpmmercial with the guy looking for a computer that will store all his hdef porn?Damn I'll love to see that...

    Anyway, this ads are finally opening people's eyes about the best features in apple's products, the glossy cover and the stylish cases :P
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  • devilgear44
    i'm starting to think these damn commercials are just a sales pitch for HP computers T_T
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  • idisarmu
    What is the 130GT????

    I know it's probably rebranded.... but isn't the 8800gt the 240GTS? ...so wouldn't that make the 9600GT a 230GT? ...so wouldn't a 130 be crappier?
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  • mustwarnothers
    Even if Windows 7 only improves slightly between now (RC) and retail, Apple should be concerned.

    I'm not really an Apple hater, I would own one of their laptops if they were more accurately priced to the actual hardware you receive.

    I've also hated on Windows plenty in the past, but I could not believe how responsive and slim Windows 7 7077 felt on my dated Core 2 Duo processor.

    That's only performance wise, on the visual side, everything looks pretty in Windows 7.
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  • DjEaZy
    ... and what video editing software waz included? Vegas? Premiere? Iz tha price for tha software included? Where iz tha price list!!!
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  • DjEaZy
    ... and what video editing software waz included? Vegas? Premiere? Iz tha price for tha software included? Where iz tha price list!!!
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  • DjEaZy
    ... ups... double post... but it's Windows... :D
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