You might recognize this beaming face standing in front of the Shibuya Apple store, deliriously waving a t-shirt in the air. After standing in line and living on the streets for eight days in a quest for a lucky bag containing a MacBook Air, our hero was disappointed to find that his efforts were fruitless; the best item in the lucky bag he received was an iPod nano and a grey t-shirt.
Disappointed and exhausted, he consoled himself, sighing, “I like the Acer that I already have and I probably wouldn’t have been able to figure out how to use a MacBook Air…” He trudged home, defeated and MacBook Airless.
But this story has a happy ending! Here is our hero’s account of the events that transpired after his epic 2013 Apple lucky bag fail:
■ An email from Acer Japan
A few days after my Apple lucky bag debacle, I received an email from Acer Japan. I was surprised to see the email in my inbox, but I was in a state of shock after reading its contents. It seems that an employee of Acer Japan read my article about my Apple lucky bag fail and was impressed that I said I preferred my Japanese Acer to a MacBook Air. The Acer employee also wrote that he wanted to express his appreciation by giving me a present.
That present was a brand new Acer Ultra Book Aspire S7-191!!!
I typed out a reply at lightning speed, saying I would love an Ultra Book! Yes, yes, YES!!! A thousands times, YES! Please send it to me!
■ The Acer Japan employee hand-delivered my computer!
I later received a reply from the Acer Japan employee, saying he would send my computer over soon. I was overflowing with excitement!
I had my trusty Acer with me when I waited in line at the Manhattan Apple store to buy an iPhone 4S and every time I’ve waited in line for an Apple lucky bag. I love Acer!!!
▼Me and my trusty Acer camping out in front of the Shibuya Apple store
So on the day promised, the Acer employee came to deliver my new Ultra Book S7-191. I thanked him over and over again…I couldn’t stop! I was so happy to receive a brand new Acer!
▼ One day in January, an Acer Japan employee delivered my Ultra Book!
▼ This is the Acer Ultra Book Aspire S7-191
▼ Thank you so so so so so so much!!!
▼ I couldn’t stop thanking him!
▼ ”I’m glad you like Acer so much!”
▼ ”I LOVE ACER!!!”
I also received some Acer swag!
▼ They called it an “original Acer lucky bag.” It was made just for me!
▼ The only Acer lucky bag in the world!
▼ It even came with a coat!
▼ How do I look?
▼ You want one too, don’t you.
■ The Ultra Book lives up to its name
I immediately opened the box and pulled out my new Acer! I pressed the power button and it started up abnormally fast. The speed can’t even compare to my old Acer.
▼ Opening my new Ultra Book.
▼ Hurry! Faster, open it faster!
▼ It’s here! It’s finally mine!
▼ It’s so fast!
The Ultra Book is also unbelievably light. After looking up the specs, I found that the Ultra Book only weighs 1.04kg (2.3 lbs). I’m always carrying my Acer around with me, so I’m so glad it’s extremely lightweight. The folks at Acer must know I need an easily portable computer! Acer rocks!!!
▼ It’s so lightweight!
The most impressive feature of the Acer Ultra Book is the ten-point multi-touch display. You can control the computer by directly touching the display screen! And because it’s a ten-point touch system, you can use all ten fingers at the same time! It’s so cool!
▼ …and flick!
▼ So cool!
Acer! You are a god!!! You who held out your hand to save me! You are the best!!!
Acer! Thank you for consoling me after failing to get a MacBook Air lucky bag by giving me an Acer Ultra Book Aspire S7-191! I’m so happy, I think I’m going to cry!
This has shown me that karma really does exist. If you’re a good person and treat others well, you will be rewarded eventually. I was so sad after failing to get a MacBook Air after eight days of waiting in front of the Apple store, but I knew I had to keep my chin up and look on the bright side. My optimism was rewarded with an Acer Ultra Book Aspire S7-191!
▼ ACER IS THE BEST!!!
▼ I love you, Acer.
▼ Wait a minute…the Acer Ultra Book looks kinda like a MacBook Air.
▼ I got it!
▼ Heh heh heh!
▼ I’ll just take this…
▼ And put it here…
▼ Yes, that’s it! Excellent, EXCELLENT!
▼ It looks just like a MacBook Air!
▼ Wait a tick…
▼ “I’m glad you like Acer so much!”
[ Read in Japanese ]