PC vs. Mac: Microsoft 'Do the Math' and You Could Win a PC

Microsoft has launched a new "PC vs. Mac" web site, encourages potential Canadian Mac buyers to "do the math" before buying.The idea is that you compare the price of Mac systems to "corresponding" Windows-based systems and end up being awed by the savings you could make by choosing Windows over Mac.Along with price, the potential […]

Microsoft has launched a new "PC vs. Mac" web site, encourages potential Canadian Mac buyers to "do the math" before buying.

The idea is that you compare the price of Mac systems to "corresponding" Windows-based systems and end up being awed by the savings you could make by choosing Windows over Mac.

Along with price, the potential Mac buyer is encouraged to compare other specs, such as screen size, processor, RAM, battery life, and color options. Beneath each of the Windows systems Microsoft has a convenient "Buy Now" button for you to use.

Though being an interesting idea, the all such comparisons, can backfire depending on the potential buyer's need. For example, if you're looking for a portable and battery life is important to you, then looking at this comparison, you'd go for the 13-inch MacBook.

Microsoft has another little trick up - some biased - one of the comparison criteria is "Security Protection." Under Mac systems is says "Purchased Separately" whereas for Windows systems there's a "Download for free" link. While it's true that Mac doesn't offer free security software for the Mac, there're free options available.

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[Via: ZDNet blog]