Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Jul 2009 12:51 UTC
Microsoft I'm sure most of you are aware of the advertisements going back and forth between Apple and Microsoft. Apple started out with the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" campiagn, and Microsoft responded - after a long wait - with the "Laptop Hunters" ads. Recently, Apple made some price cuts, and according to Microsoft, the Cupertino company's lawyers contacted Microsoft, demanding they take down the ads.
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Ignores a few small facts
by Anim8me2 on Thu 16th Jul 2009 14:51 UTC
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First and foremost,
No lawyer would ever just make a fumbling phone call. The issue is truth in advertising and this would certainly generate a certified letter at the least as well as some emails to MS.

Secondly, the guy is full of crap. The issue is not "about $100" it is at least $300 and also references the positioning of a price for the 17" laptop which is $2499 right next to the description for a 15".

Are there cheaper PC laptops? Sure. Are they cheaper as in crappy? Sure.
There are so many dishonest things in the laptop hunter ads that it is laughable to go after this one thing.

Guy wants long battery life and power, gets utter garbage with lowest rated battery life around.
Girls wants to edit video, gets a laptop that won't run anything truly powerful... oh and it has the same amount of RAM she derides the Mac for having.

Do we really need to rehash all the inaccuracies in these ads?

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