By now you've probably seen Microsoft's latest ad featuring Lauren, a woman who claims to be neither cool nor rich enough for a MacBook. Well Lauren, one of our readers has a.gift for you.
Mitch Gewirtz of Michigan would like to give you his 17-inch PowerBook. For free. From Mitch:
Subject: I AM UP FOR THE CHALLENGE!
To whom it may concern,
I recently watched the new PC ad on television the other night about "Lauren" purchasing a laptop for under $US1000.00. It was a great advertisement targeting everyday PC users. My only concern is that I feel the computer "Lauren" chose will not provide an overall positive experience. I am asking for your assistance to help me locate "Lauren". I am willing to give her my 17" Mac laptop "FOR FREE" so she can decide which laptop is superior without putting a price tag on it.
I do believe everyone on this planet is "cool enough to be a Mac person".
We of course wrote back to Mitch to gauge his level of seriousness in this matter. His response:
Absolutely! I am serious!
I believe my 17" G4 powerbook is still more advanced than any PC out there today. It is a very healthy laptop that has given me a wonderful experience the last couple of years. I truly believe if "Lauren" had a chance to use this laptop she would change her mind.
Can you help me locate her?
While Apple fanboys are a dime a dozen, we like Mitch's attitude, a guy willing to put his money where his mouth is (even if that money is invested in an older machine he may be planning to replace). So Mitch, Gizmodo would like to support you on your quest to gift Lauren your PowerBook. We've got your back, buddy.
Lauren, where are you? Drop us a line (you can find my email on the side of the page). Let's make this love connection happen.