The 12 best tech TV commercials of all time

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A brilliant product needs a brilliant TV commercial.

Check out the best TV commercials from Apple, Samsung, Sega, and more, spanning the last several decades.

(And yes, Apple shows up a few times here.)

Apple's 1984 Super Bowl ad put the company and its Apple II computer on the map -- without actually saying a word about the product.


Back in 1998, a then-dominant Yahoo had its "Do You Yahoo?" campaign, showing off how a search engine could improve your life.


"Genesis Does What Nintendon't" threw down the gauntlet between the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in the nineties.


In 2008, Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld teamed up for a series of nonsensical, but memorable, Microsoft commercials.


Samsung mocked Apple superfans with a 2013 Super Bowl commercial.


Earlier this year, Google released an Android commercial showing baby animals playing together, winning its way into our hearts forever.


Apple's 2009 ad turned "There's an app for that" into a catchphrase for a generation of smartphone zombies.


This 37-minute supercut contains all of Apple's "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" ads that ran between 2006 and 2009.


IBM managed to get some laughs out of business software with its 2006 Universal Business Adapter ads.


Sony veered into extremely bizarre territory with these 2006 ads for the PlayStation 3, featuring a surreal, creepy baby.


Mr. T's 2009 ads for World of Warcraft present a unique take on the 11-year-old online game.


Microsoft famously spent millions to license the Rolling Stones song "Start Me Up" for the Windows 95 launch commercials.


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