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28th May '17 1:47:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the TVTropes original Web series ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'', [[InsufferableGenius Tom]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Dana]] have both been shown using Mac laptops, and the room where they speak to [[TheFaceless Mr. Administrator]] is full of Mac desktops.

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* In the TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes original Web series ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'', [[InsufferableGenius Tom]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Dana]] have both been shown using Mac laptops, and the room where they speak to [[TheFaceless Mr. Administrator]] is full of Mac desktops.
27th May '17 11:05:02 AM nombretomado
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* In both the film and the book of ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]'', both Lisbeth and Mikael both use [=MacBooks=]. Their expensive prices are part of a plot point.

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* In both the film and the book of ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]'', both Lisbeth and Mikael both use [=MacBooks=]. Their expensive prices are part of a plot point.
15th May '17 8:11:11 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TrueBlood'', all the Chancellors of the Authority use Macbooks. Given that they're hundreds or thousands of years old, and all rich and decadent, it makes a sort of sense, but these are basically almost the only computers ever seen in the show.

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* In ''TrueBlood'', ''Series/TrueBlood'', all the Chancellors of the Authority use Macbooks. Given that they're hundreds or thousands of years old, and all rich and decadent, it makes a sort of sense, but these are basically almost the only computers ever seen in the show.
3rd May '17 8:24:26 PM PaulA
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** ''Pattern Recognition'' has a character who owns an antique Mac G4 Cube. The gentle pulsating of the power lamp when the computer is in sleep mode is apparently quite soothing.
** ''Zero History'' is awash with iPhones, and a character refers to them as "the default platform."

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** ''Pattern Recognition'' ''Literature/PatternRecognition'' has a character who owns an antique Mac G4 Cube. The gentle pulsating of the power lamp when the computer is in sleep mode is apparently quite soothing.
** ''Zero History'' ''Literature/ZeroHistory'' is awash with iPhones, and a character refers to them as "the default platform."
29th Apr '17 11:37:45 AM nombretomado
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* Everyone on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' uses Apple products. Jack has an iMac on his desk most of the time and seemingly all the characters carry iPhones. With the possible exception of Jack--who is a high-powered business executive--this makes a certain amount of sense, as (again) ''30 Rock'' is set in the creative industry (specifically television production, and even more specifically Creator/{{NBC}}. Since the whole series is TinaFey [[WriteWhatYouKnow writing what she knows]], it might actually be realistic.
* Many Macs on'' TheOffice'' (at least the US version). One episode's b-plot revolved around the receptionist desk getting a new computer (an iMac), and video conferencing via [=MacBook=] Pro has happened too many times to count. On the other hand, Dunder-Mifflin desk computers all seem to be [=PCs=].

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* Everyone on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' uses Apple products. Jack has an iMac on his desk most of the time and seemingly all the characters carry iPhones. With the possible exception of Jack--who is a high-powered business executive--this makes a certain amount of sense, as (again) ''30 Rock'' is set in the creative industry (specifically television production, and even more specifically Creator/{{NBC}}. Since the whole series is TinaFey Creator/TinaFey [[WriteWhatYouKnow writing what she knows]], it might actually be realistic.
* Many Macs on'' TheOffice'' (at least the US version).on ''Series/TheOfficeUS''. One episode's b-plot revolved around the receptionist desk getting a new computer (an iMac), and video conferencing via [=MacBook=] Pro has happened too many times to count. On the other hand, Dunder-Mifflin desk computers all seem to be [=PCs=].
27th Apr '17 6:49:21 AM CosmicFerret
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* The commentary for the season 1 DVD of ''Series/PeepShow'' specifically notes averting this trope, despite pressure from the art department to put in a Mac simply because it looks more attractive. Ironically, the stars, Mitchell and Webb, also do the UK version of Apple's "I'm a Mac / I'm A PC" campaign.

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* The commentary for the season 1 DVD of ''Series/PeepShow'' specifically notes averting this trope, despite pressure from the art department to put in a Mac simply because it looks more attractive. Ironically, the stars, Mitchell and Webb, also do the UK version of Apple's "I'm "[[Advertising/GetAMac I'm a Mac / I'm A PC" PC]]" campaign.
13th Apr '17 10:21:59 AM Kazrak
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* Played straight with Website/{{Google}}: apparently employees who need laptops are issued a Macbook Pro, and employees who need desktops are either issued a Mac or a PC preloaded with a [[UsefulNotes/{{Unix}} Linux distribution]]. [=PCs=] running Windows are rare and an employee needing a Windows PC will need to provide a strong reason before the management will issue one.
** Not true. Googlers have always been offered a choice of a Linux laptop or a Macbook. Desktops are almost universally Linux. More recently, Chromebooks are also an option, and the policy on Windows computers has significantly loosened.

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* Played straight with at Website/{{Google}}: apparently employees who need laptops are issued a Macbook Pro, and employees who need desktops are either issued a Mac or a PC preloaded with a [[UsefulNotes/{{Unix}} Linux distribution]]. [=PCs=] running Windows are rare and an employee needing a Windows PC will need to provide a strong reason before the management will issue one.
** Not true. Googlers have always been offered a choice of a Linux
laptop or a Macbook. Desktops when hired, choosing between Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebooks. For many reasons, Macs are almost universally Linux. More recently, Chromebooks are also an option, and the policy on Windows computers has significantly loosened.extremely popular choice, so it's a common sight to see everyone in a conference room using them.
11th Mar '17 3:44:17 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/{{Pixar}} movies are generally [[JustifiedTrope given a free pass]] on this one since that studio was owned by Steve Jobs before merging with Disney, and since then he was a majority shareholder on the Disney board up until his death in 2011, so it's particularly noteworthy that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' actually [[AvertedTrope averts]] it several times. Only one of the computers shown in the movie is specifically shown to be a Mac, and an outdated one at that. Andy's laptop vaguely resembles a [=MacBook=] at best, although it does appear to have a Mac OS menu bar and iTunes is clearly open on screen. The computer at Sunnyside is very obviously a PC running [[MicrosoftWindows Windows XP]].

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* Creator/{{Pixar}} movies are generally [[JustifiedTrope given a free pass]] on this one since that studio was owned by Steve Jobs before merging with Disney, and since then he was a majority shareholder on the Disney board up until his death in 2011, so it's particularly noteworthy that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' actually [[AvertedTrope averts]] it several times. Only one of the computers shown in the movie is specifically shown to be a Mac, and an outdated one at that. Andy's laptop vaguely resembles a [=MacBook=] at best, although it does appear to have a Mac OS menu bar and iTunes is clearly open on screen. The computer at Sunnyside is very obviously a PC running [[MicrosoftWindows [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows XP]].
11th Feb '17 4:33:13 PM KeegdnaB42
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And then we have the fact that Apple knows damn well about this situation and is more than willing to [[MoneyDearBoy supply free hardware]] for ProductPlacement deals. While Windows holds a much larger share of the market, its share is spread among several large and many small vendors -- Microsoft sells only the software (which is rarely seen, in favor of a ViewerFriendlyInterface) and would not be so inclined as Apple (which sells ''all'' of the hardware and the majority of all software for the Macintosh line) to pay for product placement.

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And then we have the fact that Apple knows damn well about this situation and is more than willing to [[MoneyDearBoy supply free hardware]] for ProductPlacement deals. While Windows holds a much larger share of the market, its share is spread among several large and many small vendors -- vendors. While Microsoft sells only the software (which is rarely seen, in favor of a ViewerFriendlyInterface) and would not be so inclined as Apple (which sells ''all'' of the has ventured into hardware and with their very well-received Surface line, they hold a relatively small share of the majority of all software for the Macintosh line) market, focusing on premium (ie: direct mac competitors) leaving mass market [=PCs=] to pay for other manufacturers. So despite an uptick in Surface product placement.
placement, the bulk of PC representation in TV and film are generic looking laptops that have Windows replaced by a ViewerFriendlyInterface.
26th Dec '16 11:33:09 AM Thunderchin
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** Everyone Owns A Thinkpad [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]], too - the International Space Station uses them exclusively. Not only are they among the few computers able to withstand the rigors of spaceflight, they only need modifications to the cooling systems (no gravity means no convection, thus stronger fans are needed) and power supplies (to run on the ISS 28-volt system) to do it.
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