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

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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RE[3]: This reeks of desperation
by Nelson on Wed 27th Nov 2013 00:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This reeks of desperation"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I just have to question the wisdom of Microsoft getting its ass handed to them by an OS which has worse sales than Windows RT.

They may very well be fantastic little laptops at awesome prices.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I just have to question the wisdom of Microsoft getting its ass handed to them by an OS which has worse sales than Windows RT.


I agree, and I think RT is a good comparison point.

Hardware-wise, Chromebooks can be nice or they can be worse than first-gen netbooks. The Pixel is almost Apple-level nice, but the price is a huge turnoff. The sub-$300 Chromebooks are hit or miss, with a lot of misses.

I would definitely rather have an RT based device than a Chromebook, as the two stand today.

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