May 02, 2006

"Get a Mac" adverts

Writing about web page http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/

There's a great new series of adverts from Apple just out. They're called "Viruses", "Restarting", "Better", "iLife", "Network" and "WSJ", and they're simplicity itself; each advert starts out with two guys standing next to each other. "Hi, I'm a Mac" says one (the younger, more casually dressed guy). "And I'm a PC" says the other, more conservative figure. Can you guess how the dialog goes from there? Clever, understated humour.

(I want to subscribe to the Awesome Computer Review Weekly Journal.)


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  1. Matthew Jones

    Sweet. My favourite is the virus one, where he falls over. So accurate.

    02 May 2006, 10:02

  2. Brilliant! Thanks for those

    02 May 2006, 13:23

  3. Thats Warren Cheswick from Ed as the Mac! Excellent.

    02 May 2006, 14:20

  4. Nick Howes

    I was trying to think what that kid was from! Also "Jeepers Creepers" and "Dodgeball", the latter being a quality movie.

    02 May 2006, 15:17

  5. Yep. I win at daytime TV. :)

    03 May 2006, 00:20

  6. My vote goes with iLife. The way 'PC' does a deadpan face while listing the "cool" apps bundled with him is genius, I only wish there were more of them.

    03 May 2006, 07:15

  7. sd

    Actually that is Justin Long who plays "Mac." They are hilarious and so true. Go Apple!!!

    11 May 2006, 22:23

  8. Amiga Inc

    spoof of these very adverts

    link – Lost Heads
    link – Amiga Truck
    link – Boing Ball

    18 May 2006, 16:38

  9. Nick

    Mac: "Hello, I'm a mac,"
    PC: "And i'm a PC. You know, we use a lot of the same programs,"
    MAc: "Yea, like Microsoft Office"
    PC: "But we retain a lot of what makes us, us."
    Mac: "You should see what this guy does with a spreadsheet,"
    PC: "And games."
    Mac: "What?"
    PC: "You know, how I can play a whole shitload of really great games."
    Mac: "Hey! I've got loads of games! Er… Myst!"
    PC: "Hey, hey, don't get upset, Myst is great! Really, really special."
    Mac: "I speak all sorts of languages and you know, everything just kinda works with a mac."
    Pc: "Yea me to. Really. Exactly the same. I can use all the same fancy japanese cameras as you."
    Mac: "But you know I'm better at 'life stuff' though don't you. Pictures, movies, music. Stuff like that."
    Pc: "You are so gay right now."
    Mac: "Becuase making a website is easy for me, but for you…"
    Pc: "Dude, I run dreamweaver and flash as well. You're just being a dick."
    Mac: "Well, I'm shot hot with photoshop and I've got sharp lines, shiney user interface and superfast processors"
    Pc: "Yea… so um.. What processor you running these days?"
    Mac: "Well, um…. intel…."
    Pc: "Oh yea. Oh, right. But hey at least you're cheaper… Oh, wait. You're not."

    05 Jun 2006, 17:14


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