The MacBook Pro – the fastest Vista laptop. (asterisk)

Apple, with their usual flair for the dramatic, recently released this commercial in which they claim that the MacBook pro is the fastest Windows laptop on the market right now

This ad is partly based on a September writeup by PCWorld. They tested the MacBook pro against a few Windows PCs, and found that, yes, with BootCamp, the MacBook Pro was the fastest Windows Vista computer.

But in December – before the Apple commercial was created, PCWorld reviewed the Eurocom D900C Phantom-X laptop, and the Phantom-X scored better than the MacBook Pro in the PCWorld benchmarks. This has caused some buzz in the Blogosphere as people believe that Apple is misstating the facts or PCWorld editors goofed in awarding the MacBook Pro the “fastest” title.

So, Apple’s ad is based on old data.

There’s still much that the Apple team can crow about. The MacBook Pro is still the fastest dual-core Vista laptop out there. The Phantom-X is a quad-core machine.

But stepping back for a minute – the idea of testing how fast the laptops can run Windows Vista is — well, it’s a little like drag-racing shortbusses, isn’t it?

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10 Responses to The MacBook Pro – the fastest Vista laptop. (asterisk)

  1. that was very simple and very ‘deep’ advertising, i wonder can actually mac doing this kind of advertising??
    i have post some other this kind of advertising and it really ‘beat down’ pc/windows..
    and about the old fact.. you get it right but the mac will come with new thing to beat up again after this i am sure of that..

  2. that was very simple and very 'deep' advertising, i wonder can actually mac doing this kind of advertising??

    i have post some other this kind of advertising and it really 'beat down' pc/windows..

    and about the old fact.. you get it right but the mac will come with new thing to beat up again after this i am sure of that..

  3. Well the fact that the apple can beat all those pc’s at their own game. I mean look down at you computer it says designed for windows. Also the Eurocom D900C Phantom-X laptop costs over $2000 dollars more than the best macbook pro makes you think now doesnt it

  4. Well the fact that the apple can beat all those pc's at their own game. I mean look down at you computer it says designed for windows. Also the Eurocom D900C Phantom-X laptop costs over $2000 dollars more than the best macbook pro makes you think now doesnt it

  5. WOW! A laptop that weighs twice as much and cost almost twice as much actually beat out a Mac at running Vista. It's still pathetic that in order to get a PC laptop that runs faster than a Mac you have to spend over $5000. With your $5000 you get a brick that runs fast and cool and has a horrible battery life. Congratulations for pointing this out!

    Mac is the way to go for sure. The only doubters out there that bash Mac and still swear by PC are the ones that have never actually used one. Trust me, I used to be one of them. Until I bought my first Mac, now all I have in my house are Macs and I will never go back to another Windows machine again.

  6. WOW! A laptop that weighs twice as much and cost almost twice as much actually beat out a Mac at running Vista. It’s still pathetic that in order to get a PC laptop that runs faster than a Mac you have to spend over $5000. With your $5000 you get a brick that runs fast and cool and has a horrible battery life. Congratulations for pointing this out!

    Mac is the way to go for sure. The only doubters out there that bash Mac and still swear by PC are the ones that have never actually used one. Trust me, I used to be one of them. Until I bought my first Mac, now all I have in my house are Macs and I will never go back to another Windows machine again.

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