We went to BestBuy (.com) and shopped around for a $699 HP 17-inch laptop, just like the one in that Microsoft AdHere’s what we found:

Let’s break down what you get below:

AMD Turion™ X2 RM-72,  This isn’t going to be folding protein ladies and gentleman.

4GB DDR2 memory  Netbook speed RAM!  Now in a Notebook!

17" WXGA+ high-definition widescreen display With BrightView technology and 1440 x 900 resolution (Like the 2003 Powerbook!) Sony’s Vaio P pocket computer has higher resolution.

ATI RADEON HD 3200 graphics RS780M
Features up to 1918MB shared graphics memory.  Shared Graphics! 

G Wireless and 100Mb EthernetThat is so 2005!

Weighs 7.8 lbs. and measures just 1.7" thin That is almost double the thickness of Apples offering and a pound heavier.

Good battery life Of up to 2 hours and 30 minutesThat isn’t good.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (Cringe)

Software package included
With HP MediaSmart, Microsoft Works, muvee Reveal, Cyberlink DVD Suite and more. 60-day trial of Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Teacher Edition and 60-day trial of Norton Internet Security 2009 also included.  Also 300 crapware applications installed for free!

The point?  The comparison isn’t a good one.

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