Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Mar 2009 19:59 UTC, submitted by shaneco
Windows In a move that shouldn't surprise anyone, Microsoft has finally started to run an ad that's a direct attack against Apple. Previous marketing campaigns by Microsoft have always more or less ignored Apple, but the company's latest commercial is a direct attack on Apple in a place where it should hurt Apple the most: price.
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I Have One Word
by jayson.knight on Fri 27th Mar 2009 23:31 UTC
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2005-07-06

For the Apple crowd: Adamo. I'm sorry, but that machine blows anything Apple has ever produced out of the water when it comes to build quality and looks. Granted it's not even close to a thousand dollars, but if given a choice between plopping down big moolah for a laptop, I'll take the Adamo any day of the week.

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RE: I Have One Word
by lqsh on Fri 27th Mar 2009 23:34 in reply to "I Have One Word"
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2007-01-01

Yeah, but does it run OS X? That's why most people buy Macs you know. With that lap I'd have to run Windows ;)

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RE[2]: I Have One Word
by kaiwai on Sat 28th Mar 2009 00:43 in reply to "RE: I Have One Word"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, but does it run OS X? That's why most people buy Macs you know. With that lap I'd have to run Windows ;)


100% agree - if I could run Mac OS X supported by Apple on a Thinkpad - I would purchase it over a MacBook. The reason I go for a Mac is because I want Mac OS X. I like Mac OS X because I can't stand Windows, from top to bottom it is a horrible operating system, from the UI to the stability to the inherent fiasco that rolls out once you install third party drivers which are laden with crapware, the instability bought about by the reliance on third party drivers etc.

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RE: I Have One Word
by lqsh on Fri 27th Mar 2009 23:37 in reply to "I Have One Word"
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2007-01-01

Adamo costs $200 more than a MacBook Air, and for the CPU:

Adamo 1.2Ghz Core 2 Duo

Air 1.6Ghz Core 2 Duo

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RE[2]: I Have One Word
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 27th Mar 2009 23:38 in reply to "RE: I Have One Word"
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2005-06-29

Adamo costs $200 more than a MacBook Air, and for the CPU:

Adamo 1.2Ghz Core 2 Duo

Air 1.6Ghz Core 2 Duo


Yup, but the Adamo is also thinner, and comes with an 128GB SSD by default, an option which raises the price of the Air by 500 USD. Its unusual design will also turn more heads.

The Air is indeed more value for your buck, but let's be fair in these comparisons, shall we?

Edited 2009-03-27 23:39 UTC

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RE: I Have One Word
by Brett Legree on Fri 27th Mar 2009 23:39 in reply to "I Have One Word"
Brett Legree Member since:
2005-07-17

I have two words:

"Too slow."

(for my purposes anyway)

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