Intel trolls Apple by comparing PCs and MacBooks

Intel’s YouTube channel has posted a series of short videos comparing Intel-based laptops to MacBooks. As you might guess, in all cases the comparison is not in favor of the MacBook.

For this ad, Intel hired actor Justin Long, who has previously advertised the Mac in a similar campaign for Apple. Justin Long calls himself a regular user who compares the capabilities of a PC and a MacBook.

These videos say that three monitors can be connected to an Intel-based laptop at once, and only one to a MacBook, that Intel-based mobile PCs are available in a variety of designs and colors, while MacBook buyers essentially have no choice.

It also focuses on touch screens and an additional display on some new Intel-based PCs, recalls 2-in-1 devices and notes that modern games can only be played normally on a PC.

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