Touting its Windows laptops to users who prefer to work from anywhere, HP uses macOS screenshots in a new ad on Reddit.
The HP laptop used in the advertisement appears to be its 13-inch EliteBook 630 or 14-inch EliteBook 640 notebook which runs on Windows 11 Pro, 12th Generation Intel Core processors, Optional vPro support, and more. The laptops retail for $1,409 and $1,876, respectively.
HP advertises macOS as the best system for its Windows laptops
HP’s “perfect” laptop for all the necessary aspects of users’ jobs runs macOS. The caption of the ad reads:
For the digital nomads and work from anywhere-but-home types (yeah, we see you), HP has perfect laptops for wherever you’re working from. Check ‘em out.
Ironically, on the laptop’s screen, a Gmail account is logged in Chrome browser on macOS. The red, yellow, and green buttons for a window and the macOS menu bar with the Apple logo and UI elements are noticeably visible.
After Steve Jobs discontinued the System 7 OS license to third-party computer vendors in the 1990s, Apple licensing does not permit macOS to run on Windows PCs, even when Mac users can run Windows on their computers.
Maybe this is a case of a photoshop job gone wrong or the company thought that people won’t notice. The ad is only live on HP’s Reddit account with new comments disabled. On its online retail store, all HP computers and laptops have Windows on screens.
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