The "greatest single phone call" Microsoft COO Kevin Turner's ever received apparently worked. Sort of. After Apple asked Microsoft to stop running the Laptop Hunters ads because they've dropped prices, Microsoft's edited at least one of the spots.
Microsoft's latest laptop hunters were looking for four things in a computer: a big screen, long battery life, the ability to share pictures and a price under $700. Naturally, they chose a PC over a Mac.
The Laptop Hunters price assault on Macs has shifted to iPod and iTunes: It'd cost $30,000 to fill an iPod, but Zunepass fills up a Zune for cheap. This is a retarded ad.
The third of the laptop hunter ads shows a mom and a kid, shopping for a computer under $1500. And yes, the clip takes yet another dump on Macs.
Microsoft's new Lauren is a tech-savvy engineer with a complicated, foreign name, tasked with finding a laptop that'll address his needs for under $1,500. You'll never guess what this Microsoft-paid probable-actor decided to buy.