Vizio Commercial: Harkens to the 1984 Mac Ad?

VizioVizio recently had a television advert, I hadn’t seen before. To be honest, I haven’t really seen any of their television ads before.

It’s for their all-in-one computers. Engadget had a quick writeup about these back in June.

The commercial emphasizes the aesthetics of their all-in-one machines and the machine itself looks really good. However, the keyboard, trackpad, and remote look like chintzy plastic. Here is their ad:

All I could think of was the 1984 Apple Mac commercial. Even though the Vizio commercial wasn’t a blatant rip off of the classic, it seemed fairly close and spot on in the tone. Here’s the 1984 commercial everyone is familiar with:

1984 Apple’s Macintosh Commercial (HD) via Mac History

Interesting…

I’m just wondering if Apple, or their advertising firm at the time, is going to sue Vizio on the commercial and possibly the computer and trackpad.

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