Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. Best Robot Mop 2021
    08:29 Deals

    The world’s first self-cleaning robot mop is $100 off at Amazon – and I’m obsessed

  2. Best Meat Thermometer 2021
    09:31 Deals

    The gadget that helps you cook perfect steak is $33 at Amazon, a new all-time low

  3. Mac Mini Price Amazon
    13:52 Deals

    Hidden Amazon deal saves you $100 on Apple’s blazing-fast M1 Mac mini

  4. MacBook Pro 2021 Price
    12:16 Deals

    Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro is $200 off at Amazon, matching the lowest price ever

  5. Electric Toothbrush Amazon
    11:04 Deals

    Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes are down to Amazon’s best prices of 2021




Intel tried to dunk on Mac, but ended up accidentally mocking a PC

March 21st, 2021 at 9:02 AM
Intel vs. Apple

Intel made waves (small waves, but waves nonetheless) this week when it launched an ad campaign featuring none other than the “I’m a Mac” guy himself – Justin Long – explaining why PCs are better than Macs. Intel’s five YouTube videos have racked up over a million views since being published on Wednesday, but the campaign extends beyond the videos, as Intel also launched a website extolling the benefits of PC over Mac.

There are some interesting statistics on the page, but it appears that Intel was so busy trying to make Apple look bad that it ended up calling out one of the computers it was supposed to be touting by accident.

Today's Top Deal AirPods Pro are back in stock at Amazon's lowest price of 2021! List Price:$249.00 Price:$197.00 You Save:$52.00 (21%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission

“In the real-world, a PC with an 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processor offers users more and we’ve got real research and test results that prove it,” a blurb at the top of the page on Intel’s website declares. “Many Apple M1 claims don’t translate to real-world usage and appear questionable. When compared to a PC with the 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processor, the M1 MacBook features just don’t stack up.”

The page then goes on to detail all the ways that PCs are superior to Macs, from the variety of form factors to touch screen displays to support for multiple displays and hundreds of games that cannot be played on macOS. But about halfway down the page, Intel starts talking about the “reality” of battery life on an M1 MacBook compared to the Acer Swift 5. While Apple claims the M1 MacBook Air has an 18-hour battery life, Intel’s test showed that in the real world, it only lasted 10 hours and 12 minutes, while the Acer Swift 5 lasted 10 hours and 6 minutes.

PC-vs-Mac-Battery-Life
Intel tested the battery life of Apple’s M1 MacBook Air and the Acer Swift 5. Image source: Intel

As Windows Central points out, there are a few problems with this graphic and the accompanying text. First, the M1 MacBook Air still gets better battery life than the Acer, although Intel does explain: “We didn’t change the test to win, we changed it to make it real.” Fine, but the much bigger issue is that Acer itself claims on its own website that the Swift 5 has “up to 17 hours of battery life.” So, in conclusion, everyone is fibbing.

Acer-Swift-5
Acer’s Swift 5 laptop. Image source: Acer

In theory, both the Acer Swift 5 and the M1 MacBook Air could probably last 17 or 18 hours, respectively, under the right conditions, but rather than make any valid points about Apple’s computers, Intel seems to have just brought our attention to the fact that no computer vendor is completely honest about battery life.

Today's Top Deal Amazon has real diamond stud earrings for under $60 — and the reviews are off the charts! Price:$59.90 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




Popular News