A few days ago Apple released a new “get-a-mac” ad titled “Misprint” where the characters argue about – a statement published by PC WORLD – Mac being the fastest notebook they tried to run Windows Vista. The PC guy call the publisher to complain about the statement claiming that it is not possible that a Mac would run Vista faster then a PC.
This ad seems misleading for a series of factors:
- From an hardware standpoint, a Mac IS a PC,
- The difference between a Mac and a PC is the operating system,
- PC WORLD statement is relative (Mac is the fastes among the notebook we tested); thus no generalization can be inferred (or suggested).
I don’t think Apple – or its advertising agency – should play this kind of tricks. A Mac is good enough to speak for himself.