Electronista reports, “Microsoft has released a new ‘Scroogled’ ad, enlisting the Pawn Stars reality TV crew to deride a Chromebook as a worthless ‘brick.'”
“The online video begins with a woman entering a pawn shop to sell her Chromebook for cash to buy a ‘ticket to Hollywood,'” Electronista reports, “however shop co-owner Rick Harrison explains how the device is ‘not a real laptop’ because it ‘doesn’t do much at all’ when disconnected from a Wi-Fi network.”
“The Pawn Stars ad goes a step further than mere criticism of basic capabilities, focusing also on the privacy theme of Microsoft’s earlier videos,” Electronista reports. “‘When you are online, Google tracks what you do so they can sell ads; that’s how you get Scroogled,’ says Harrison. ‘Google is always trying to find ways to make more money off your personal information. This Chromebook hardware makes it even easier for them.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The funniest part? This video is in wide release on Google’s YouTube.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dale S.” for the heads up.]
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