Microsoft’s Laptop Hunter commercials, which typically take jabs at Macs for being too expensive, often generate a surprising amount of controversy. Almost immediately after a new commercial hits the air, the Apple blogosphere (ourselves included) has been quick to jump up and point out any factual inconsistencies or even continuity goofs that are readily apparent in each particular ad. And despite Microsoft’s assertion that the ads are 100% non-scripted, many have written off Microsoft’s Laptop Hunter ads as being completely staged and disingenuous, an assertion that was only bolstered when it came to light that the star of Microsoft’s first ad, the redheaded chick named Laura, was an actress.
So in order to prove once and for all that the ads are legit, Microsoft recently released a video which gives us a semi behind the scenes look at what went down during filming. Apparently, all of the individuals in the video believed that they were taking part in a random market survey and had no idea that Microsoft was behind everything until after they had purchased their computer. Check out the video over here for the full scoop. And, of course, you’ll need Silverlight to view it.