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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 8 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 8 years
I'm a PC.. but i like the mac ads better. shhhh dont tell!
IndiaOcean IndiaOcean 8 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 8 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 8 years
PC ads are weird. Mac ads are funny. However I still have a PC.
Mina-Xue Mina-Xue 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years
Neither. The apple commercials bug me and the microsoft ones don't make any sense.
shafiii shafiii 9 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 9 years
microsoft ads aren't funny but i love the pc guy!!!!
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years
I think it's still too early to call the race. But Apple's got nothing to worry about so far.
gemsera gemsera 9 years
I second glam sugar :)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
The Apple ads! The Microsoft ones are just dumb in my opinion.
verily verily 9 years
The Microsoft ads are cute and funny, but they have never get to the point and have no clear message. Is this supposed to make me like Windows more? Because if so, I'm not getting it from the ad.
devils devils 9 years
Apple Guy vs PC Guy ANY DAY! They crack me up.
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