"I'm a PC" is striking back. Responding to Apple's introduction of a new generation of laptops and the price cut of its low-end model to $999, Microsoft has released a chart, claiming that "After the Mac Refresh ... PCs are STILL a better value." This follows yesterday's comments by a Microsoft executive that Apple users end up paying an 'Apple tax.'
The chart -- which you can download (PDF) -- compares the prices and features of PC laptops with three Apple laptops. Here's a selection of how Microsoft contrasts the new low-end $999 MacBook with a Dell Inspiron T5800, an HP DV4-1140, and a Dell Studio 15: