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Who Wins: Microsoft's Seinfeld Ads or Apple's Mac vs. PC Ads?

Who Wins: Microsoft's Seinfeld Ads or Apple's Mac vs. PC Ads?

Though the second Microsoft ad featuring Jerry Seinfeld is a lot funnier than the first, I can't help but feel that it's still lacking . . . direction? Humor? As a die-hard Seinfeld fan, I'm disappointed that these spots aren't as "Jerry" as his humor on the show was, and even more disappointed because I don't really know what Microsoft is trying to say.

Contrast that with their rival Apple, who've spun the Get a Mac ad campaign off the notion that Mac users are cool and PC users are, well, John Hodgman, and I have to call Apple as the winner again. I get the point, they don't meander, and they entertain me.

Now putting aside your preference for Apple or Microsoft, tell me, which ads do you like more?

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flutefingers flutefingers 7 years
im a mac now. i was lost but i am now found. i seriously dont know how i went so long with a PC, I mean looking back, they are so confusing and take like 50 steps to do something that a mac can do in about 2. i always look forward to macs new ads. they put a smile on my face every time i see them because they are oh so cheeky, and thats exactly how i act. i can relate and that justin long kid is c u t e HOT!!!!!! haha mac ads are the best. pc's suck get used to it
caroline_1 caroline_1 7 years
I'm a PC.. but i like the mac ads better. shhhh dont tell!
IndiaOcean IndiaOcean 7 years
I htought Jerry and Bill were funny. They were witty and did not play down to your inteligence. I miss seeing them.
gabichou26 gabichou26 7 years
The Mac ads are just hilarious. On the other hand, the Microsoft ads are confusing and weird. The Mac ones are a little annoying in principle, but they're just FUNNY. And they work.
winrob winrob 7 years
PC ads are weird. Mac ads are funny. However I still have a PC.
Mina-Xue Mina-Xue 7 years
Gotta love the MacvPC ads. Sorry, even though I know it totally stereotyping PCs (and I AM a PC), its so funny. And Mac just a hottie :)
Jyramiah Jyramiah 7 years
This is an easy one. I hate Seinfeld. The whole show was a waste of time. Frasier was better, I don't care what you say. But I think the Mac commercials were funnier. Even though I would take a PC over an Apple any day.
DecaturHeel DecaturHeel 7 years
Now, if only Vandelay Industries would hire Jerry to promote their latex products...THAT partnership would rock! "And you want to buy MY latex products."
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
Apple wins in my book once again. The Microsoft ads are pointless. I like Jerry (dislike Bill after the decision to still sell Vista even though they all knew it was cr*p) and I was hoping the ads would be funny (aka classic Seinfeld humor) however it lacked so much (mostly sense.) I love the Apple guy; witty and the ads make a point.
CocoChic CocoChic 7 years
The Apple ads actually make me want to watch them when I see a new one. That says a lot. and yes, Bill Gates is a huge prick. Pirates of Silicon Valley anyone?
CocoChic CocoChic 7 years
The Apple ads actually make me want to watch them when I see a new one. That says a lot.and yes, Bill Gates is a huge prick. Pirates of Silicon Valley anyone?
julibul julibul 7 years
I think as more ads come out, the message will come together in a clearer way for a normal audience (as in, those who view the commercial as it is and do not try to find the meanings). That being said, there's a whole lot of metaphor and personification in these ads.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
For the record I love the PC guy in those ads. I am currently loving that he banishes Mac and that he has disguised himself- "I'm a delicious pizza" ;-)
macgirl macgirl 7 years
For the record I love the PC guy in those ads. I am currently loving that he banishes Mac and that he has disguised himself- "I'm a delicious pizza" ;-)
MissMarisol MissMarisol 7 years
Apple FTW! Microsoft = Fail! I don't get the point of the Microsoft ads. I don't find them funny or memorable.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 7 years
Apple FTW! Microsoft = Fail! I don't get the point of the Microsoft ads. I don't find them funny or memorable.
the-wingheart the-wingheart 7 years
Haha, yeah. The too-cool-for-school attitude the Mac dude cops really annoys my dad. Personally, I prefer the directness of the Mac ads.
BostonChick BostonChick 7 years
Neither. The apple commercials bug me and the microsoft ones don't make any sense.
shafiii shafiii 7 years
i'm solely a microsoft user, but the apple commercials can not be beat. the microsoft commercials are just confusing and long annoying.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
microsoft ads aren't funny but i love the pc guy!!!!
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 7 years
I vote Mac ads -- only because I love Justin Long and can NOT stand Jerry Seinfeld. Plus, the microsoft commercials are dumb.
LittleRedRyan LittleRedRyan 7 years
I'm over the mac guy PC guy ads. The joke has just gone on a bit too long. Plus as a PC user getting called short-old-bald-fat and lame makes me really dislike the PC V Mac guy ads.
GoingLikeSixty GoingLikeSixty 7 years
Since the Apple ads focus on product and benefits and the Seinfeld ads focus on nothing. It is Mac vs. PC everyday. Do 18-25 people still care about Seinfeld? OTOH: Bill Gates is a Prick
GoingLikeSixty GoingLikeSixty 7 years
Since the Apple ads focus on product and benefits and the Seinfeld ads focus on nothing.It is Mac vs. PC everyday.Do 18-25 people still care about Seinfeld?OTOH: Bill Gates is a Prick
calamari calamari 7 years
I think it's still too early to call the race. But Apple's got nothing to worry about so far.
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