updated 10:20 am EST, Tue December 4, 2007
New 'Get a Mac' ad airs
Apple has launched a new 'Get a Mac' ad highlighting recent test results, which found that a Mac laptop ran Windows Vista faster than all other portables. The commercial begins with the usual introduction of 'Mac' starring Justin Long and 'PC,' played by John Hodgman. 'PC' immediately notions for Mac to wait as he begins a telephone conversation with PCWorld to report a misprint.
"Hello? PCWorld? Yes, it's PC here. I'd like to report a misprint, a very serious misprint," Hodgman says with a slightly bitter tone. "Well you said, and I quote: 'The fastest Windows Vista notebook we tested this year is a Mac.' A Mac? That's impossible."
'Mac' decides to clarify the alleged misprint, gently inserting a line about the truth of the report.
"Oh yeah PC I think that's actually true," said Long.
Hodgman, appearing slightly more agitated, continues his phone conversation with PCWorld: "How can a Mac run Windows Vista faster than a PC? It goes against the laws of nature."
'PC' promises to put 'Mac' on the line to tell the publication that PCs actually run Windows Vista faster than Macs, but steps to the side in an underhanded attempt to masquerade as 'Mac' with a different tone of voice as he incorrectly states that PCs do in fact run Windows Vista faster.
"Hello, I'm a Mac. Yeah, dude, PC is definitely faster," Hodgman says in a lower, slower tone of voice to pose as Long's 'Mac' character.
Hodgman: "Yeah, dude, PC is definitely faster."