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New Microsoft Ad Says Macs are Cool With Kids

Microsoft’s back with episode 3 of the Laptop Hunters, where real-life similes shop for their ideal laptop, only to arrive at a PC.

Apple’s "I’m a Mac" commercials were always somewhat controversial, and eventually they even became some what obnoxious. Now it’s payback time.

Microsoft’s released the third TV spot of its Laptop Hunters, where mother and son pursue Best Buy for their ideal computer: something that has speed, a big hard drive, and it must be a good gaming computer – for under $1,500.

It wouldn't be a Laptop Hunters without throwing some Apples into the mix. The camera follows the two shoppers to the Apple section, as the mother says, "Let’s take a look at the Macs. They are quite popular with his age," while pointing at her son.

Upon arriving at the Mac table, the mother exclaims, "Whoa, these are way more money, dude!"

The son replies, "it’s a little too small," while touching a MacBook White.

Mom then concedes what was acknowledged in the previous commercial. "They are pretty," she said.

The 11-year old boy then speaks the words giving the commercial its purpose: "Maybe we’d rather go with PC."

Eventually the mother and son find a Sony Vaio, to which the pair expresses glee at the inclusion of Blu-ray -- something definitely not available on Macs as Steve Jobs feels that the format is currently a quantity of hurt packaged in bags.

Check out the full minute-long commercial on YouTube.

In case you missed the equally entertaining commercials from before, find them at the links below:

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • curnel_D
    I dont think it's as good as the other two. But honestly, I enjoyed the jerry and bill show a ton more. :P
    I already know why PC's are superior, now I just want to be entertained.
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  • curnel_D
    "Microsoft’s released the third TV spot of its Laptop Hunters, where mother and sun peruse Best Buy"
    There's one easy caught mispelling.

    Not to mention the article title blows.
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  • chaosgs
    Why wouldn't Microsoft fund Circuit city the cash to make these commercials? Its not fair, CC doesn't even sell macs so were already on their side.
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  • chaosgs
    curnel_d"Microsoft’s released the third TV spot of its Laptop Hunters, where mother and sun peruse Best Buy" There's one easy caught mispelling.Not to mention the article title blows.Dont think that misspelling is gonna kill anyone, but i can say the title is bull crap considering that was never said. "they are kinda popular with this age".
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  • bardia
    As irritating as this ad is, the point that the Sony FW is kicking Apple in the balls is well made.

    For $1500 you can easily configure an FW that is significantly dominate over the 17" Macbook. I'm not sure such a price disparity exists on the 13.3" level... certainly Sony has nothing at the price that can compete with the 13" Macbook that I'm aware of, but the 17" is simply abused by the FW series.
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  • Greatwalrus
    Check out the lady's expression at about 0:28 :P

    I just wish they would change the background music; I am starting to get very tired of it :\
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  • tomm09
    My little sister who just went to college bought a macbook, she is not expert on computers. I told her it is piece junk, should have gone with PC. But she didn't care, she wanted the cool looking.
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  • cryogenic
    Unlike Apple, Microsoft has said nothing but the truth in the add.
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  • SirCrono
    Oh my, I've never seen so little MS bashing in a MS related news...

    The ad was funny and true, but as others have said, I liked the Bill and Jerry show better
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  • Marcus Yam
    curnel_d"Microsoft’s released the third TV spot of its Laptop Hunters, where mother and sun peruse Best Buy" There's one easy caught mispelling.Not to mention the article title blows.The article title was not my doing, but I can defend my apparent "mispelling" (which, ironically, is correctly spelled misspelling).

    I can bring you exclusive news that mother has acquired Sun Microsystems. After the falling out with IBM, Sun decided to go back to its roots to its safest origins -- with the maternal figure.

    No, not really. But it's Friday, so why not. :P

    Thanks for reading, guys.
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