There’s no question that the Asus Eee PC and the upcoming MSI Wind feature a superficial resemblance. They’re both small, white laptops. But it turns out that’s not the only thing they have in common. Both computers seem to make the same boy very very happy.

The folks at Eee PC News.de noticed that MSI and Asus both sent out a series of press photos recently. And both companies included one with a smiling boy sitting in a classroom with a tiny white laptop in front of him. But while one photo shows that laptop as an Eee PC, the other shows it as an MSI Wind.

If you look closely, you’ll see they didn’t just change the logo. The ports on the side of the laptops are different as well, so they really did swap out one PC for another. But all of the other elements of the photo are identical, which makes me wonder… did this kid even have a computer in front of him at all when the original picture was snapped?

Update: Sascha from Eee PC News found what appears to be the original image. And it shows the same kid with a Macbook, which makes sense because if you look at the larger versions of this picture, it looks like all the other kids in the classroom are using Macbooks.

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3 replies on “Asus and MSI must use the same advertising company”

  1. Pictures with Asus and MSI have been photoshopped. The picture is slightly blurry on the boy’s elbow (see Asus). With MSI, it looks like his hands is floating. His elbow should be resting on the laptop but it’s not. Looks like the company is doing some illegal stuff here.

  2. I’m guessing, by his orange cap, that his name is Kenny and he lives in the poor section of town. Whereas everyone else can afford MacBooks, all his family can afford is an Asus or MSI.

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