In the latest Microsoft’s Laptop Hunter Ad, Giampaolo criticizes Macs for lacking in computing power. But while the price comparison is indisputably unfavorable to Apple, not even Microsoft’s own employees agree with the criticism over Macs’ power. One example is technical evangelist, Keith Combs says “I purchased a 13” MacBook in November of 2007. It isn’t the current generation but it’s plenty powerful.” Combs MacBook featured a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB of DDR3, 160 SATA HDD. “I’m supportive of our ads. I think they are provocative. They are generating interest. That’s a good thing. But I also want the ads to have more integrity than what I saw Apple broadcast.
After seeing both ads, I noticed that both the hunters bougth an HP notebook. So my question is “are the ads part of some Microsoft, HP behind-the-scene promo schemes?”