Lenovo Ad Pokes Fun at Apple Fans, MacRumors Gets a Mention

Lenovo recently launched a new ad for its Yoga 900S 2-in-1 notebook, mocking the "iGuy" stereotype of an Apple fan in comparing the device to the MacBook. The ad shows off the Yoga's reversible hinge, high-resolution touchscreen, and multiple ports, with the supposed Apple fan seeking in vain to show how the MacBook is better and more innovative than Lenovo's notebook.


Amusingly, the ad even makes reference to MacRumors as the "iGuy" plays with the Yoga reversible hinge:
To show you why Apple's the best, we're gonna compare my MacBook to this Lenovo Yoga 900S. Because Apple's all about innovation.

(bends reversible hinge) I mean, I'm sure the next MacBook's gonna do that. I mean I think I read that on MacRumors.
Starting at $1099, the Yoga 900S features Skylake Core m processors, a 12.5-inch touch display with up to 2560x1440 resolution, and up to 10.5 hours of battery life in a device measuring 12.8 mm thick and weighing 2.2 pounds. On the connectivity front, the Yoga 900S includes one USB Type-A 3.0 port, one USB Type-C 3.0 port, and one USB Type-A 2.0 port that serves dual duty as the power connector.

(Thanks, killawat!)

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10 months ago
notice: no mention of software.
Rating: 46 Votes
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10 months ago
They've obviously never visited MacRumors if they think it's full of Apple fan boys. There's more Apple hate here than on a Lenovo forum.
Rating: 34 Votes
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10 months ago
Some things to consider though:

* It's several hundreds more expensive than a MacBook for equivalent specs
* Battery life isn't as good
* Trackpad isn't as good
* Flash storage isn't as good
* Color accuracy isn't as good
* Windows HiDPI support still isn't anywhere close OS X's
* May come with malware preinstalled by Lenovo
* Probably will have half of the MacBook's resale value down the road
* Customer support won't be as good
* How do the form factors compare IRL? Sometimes laptops seem just as small as the MacBook when you just look at specs, but the MacBook's dramatic taper makes it much smaller volumetrically, and it's something you notice in person.

I have absolutely zero desire for a touchscreen on my laptop. Having multiple ports is nice, but otherwise everything about the MacBook seems better.

Having to pay ~$200 more plus dealing with all the downsides above doesn't seem like a good compromise for gaining more ports IMO.
Rating: 32 Votes
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10 months ago
Has all of this wonder hardware, specs, blah blah blah...and runs Windows.
Rating: 31 Votes
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10 months ago

MacRumors making it big time :p


Heh, just a shame it was on a Lenovo advert. That's like getting name dropped in a documentary about manure.
Rating: 24 Votes
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10 months ago
There's lot of good arguments there, but there's two major things that stand out:

It still Windows vs OS X (as well as hardware) and secondly, what's the point with a high res screen on a Windows laptop with the truly awful DPI scaling? That's what sets the Retina display apart.
Rating: 19 Votes
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10 months ago
1) Lenovo
2) Runs Windows

I'll take the Mac any day of the week.
Rating: 17 Votes
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10 months ago
Failed to understand Lenovo's thinking when they name it the "Yogo 900S" vs the simple and elegant "MacBook. If you're going to bash elegance, at least have an elegantly-named product. :)
Rating: 13 Votes
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10 months ago

There's lot of good arguments there, but there's two major things that stand out:

It still Windows vs OS X (as well as hardware) and secondly, what's the point with a high res screen on a Windows laptop with the truly awful DPI scaling? That's what sets the Retina display apart.

Agreed, the Windows HiDPI implementation is horrible. About the worst there is next to none, despite some improvement since Windows 8.

OS X got it right at the very beginning with Mountain Lion and the Retina MacBook Pro in mid 2012. Still the best desktop OS for HiDPI displays.
Rating: 11 Votes
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10 months ago
The advert wasn't remotely funny or even informative. As a matter of fact, that's a lie. It informed me of my great decision... Buying a MACBOOK.
Rating: 10 Votes
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