Tuesday, December 4, 2007

New Mac ad is definitely pushing it

Yes, I wrote about this already in the past month. However, the newest Mac vs. PC ad absolutely pisses me off. In the ad titled “Misprint”, Apple makes a statement that their Macbook was faster at running Vista than all PC notebooks.

Personally, I do not understand the point of this advertisement. On one hand, Apple says their Macbooks are fast. Yes, but they are fast running VISTA of all things. Hmm… what does that say about OS X? Is it slower on a Mac than it would be on a PC? Oh wait, that’s right, Apple is so closed minded it won’t let OS X run on a PC without hacking it.

I’m sure the Macbook they tested was pushing nearly $2,000. Most PC laptops are far cheaper than that. Plus, current generation Macs are not very far at all from your everyday PC. Sure, the motherboard might be a bit different, but almost everything else is the exact same. A new Mac has essentially the same processor that Nick has sitting 10 feet away from me in his Dell.

So what if Vista runs a little faster. Isn’t the point of buying a Mac to get OS X? Or at least that is what I was led to believe by previous ads. What is the point of buying an overpriced Mac to run the supposedly failure that is Vista (according to Apple mind you) anyways?

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