Microsoft finds someone named Mac Book and pays him to say Surface Laptop is better

Years ago, Apple ran an ad campaign called Mac vs PC, where two people would present themselves as a Mac and a PC, and the two would argue in good fun about which is better. With the ads being run by Apple, the Mac would always win.

Microsoft is kicking it up a notch though, as its marketing team has seemingly scoured the Earth to find Mackenzie Book, or Mac Book. In an ad spotted by Microsoft leakster WalkingCat, Mac Book is asked a series of questions about a MacBook Air and the Surface Laptop 2, such as which one lasts longer, which one is faster, and which one has a better touchscreen. As you can see from the image, it's not the current MacBook Air, but rather the previous generation of the product that had a fifth-generation Intel CPU.

Obviously, Mr. Book says that the Surface Laptop 2 is better in each of the three categories. After all, as Book puts it, "The Surface has a better touchscreen...because it actually has a touchscreen." The video ends with Book saying, "You should get a Surface. Trust me. I'm Mac Book."

Being that this video isn't public just yet, it's unclear if this is a one-off or if this will be a series of advertisements. Perhaps, we'll see Mackenzie Book put on a suit and tie next and become Mac Pro.

Update: Updated to reflect that the MacBook used was a MacBook Air.

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