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Lenovo's Commercial for the ThinkPad Features an Awfully Creepy Troll

The Lenovo Commercial That Creeps the Hell Out of Me

I get that Lenovo is trying to showcase its one-button recovery if the ThinkPad crashes, but did they really have to use the creepiest little creature ever to mock what happens when the older gentleman's less-sophisticated laptop crashes?

It's like one part David Lynch, one part this.

And by the way, the correct answer is no, they did not. I am disturbed.

katecat katecat 9 years
I had a Stinkpad and was so happy to move on. Perhaps they've improved it
gradschooldiva09 gradschooldiva09 9 years
I had a ThinkPad before I got my Macbook Pro. I love both of them but once you go Mac, you can NEVER go back, lol! :) That commercial was ridiculous, though, and random.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 9 years
Really don't like the Lenovo THinkPad. I got one for grad school last year and I've had too many problems with it in addition to bad customer service reps. It's crap really. Yes - the ad is a little weird. Not sure about the fruit basket.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I thought it was funny. Having been Mac most of my computing life I don't know if there is all that much truth to the PC crashing thing or if it's just because they have 90% of the market share and you hear about that stuff more? If you get a quirky Mac, bad RAM or system corruption you can have a crappy experience on a Mac just the same. I don't have clients that have crashing Macs as if they do you fix it and get to the bottom of it. I am guessing people with crashing PC's don't have IS/IT people to fix them?
looseseal looseseal 9 years
I used a Lenovo, and all that the rescue and recovery feature did for me was nag me to backup and it made huge ass files that you can't defragment. So I didn't use it to backup, and then all that the one-button recovery was good for was that I didn't need to go find the OS discs when I needed to reformat the drive and reinstall the OS. Just press that one button. It takes its time though. Not nearly as fast as the ad would have you believe. Though that was an older model, so maybe there has been improvements since. Lenovos are okay if you can get them cheap. But I've gone mac and I haven't looked back. I have a lot of memory intensive programs open all at once on a regular basis and I haven't crashed this baby once.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Creepy ad; part funny, part bad 80's film character.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 9 years
Um, OK? I don't get what a fruit basket has to do with your system crashing. I wish every time Windows crashed on me I'd get a fruit basket. You know what would be better? A Windows OS that doesn't crash. Apparently that's just too much to ask for.
floppyfish1986 floppyfish1986 9 years
I think that ad is funny! But then again I like weird comedy. That laptop is so ugly! Maybe I'm just used to the prettiness of my macbook pro?
Megatron Megatron 9 years
Is THAT what the blue button is for?! This is my work computer and I never could figure it out.
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