Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Nov 2013 23:03 UTC

Microsoft has enlisted the reality-television series "Pawn Stars" in its ongoing campaign to bash rival Google.

An online video ad released Tuesday mimics the plot set up of "Pawn Stars," which features people toting precious or odd objects for appraisal at a Las Vegas pawn shop. In Microsoft's fictional telling, a woman is trying to trade in a Chromebook, a no-frills laptop powered by Google software.

"The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste, they have absolutely no taste."

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by sb56637 on Wed 27th Nov 2013 04:42 UTC
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Well, Microsoft's taste notwithstanding, they are unfortunately pretty much dead-on. The Chromebook is essentially useless without an internet connection, and truly pervasive and reliable internet access wherever you go is still a long way off.

That being said, I also hate Microsoft's current offerings, and I sincerely wish that 8.9" netbooks would come back.

Edited 2013-11-27 04:48 UTC

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