BusinessWeek, er, CNBC’s Jim Goldman on Apple Mac vs. Microsoft PC battle

“Jim Goldman, CNBC Silicon Bureau Chief, is apparently a Byte of the Apple reader. But as you watch his remarks in the video below, wherein he cites what are clearly figures borrowed from my column last week, he makes an important mistake: He portrays these figures as applying broadly to Windows PCs, not specifically to the HP model in the Lauren spot when compared to the 17-inch MacBook Pro. Goldman also refers to Photoshop Elements as ‘Photoshop,’ but whatever,” Arik Hesseldahl reports for BusinessWeek.

“His point, which is essentially my point, is still sound: When you walk out of the store with that $699 PC there’s still a lot of stuff to buy if you want to do anything interesting, or in many cases there are trial versions of software that will get you started doing interesting stuff, but you’ll have to pay for them later,” Hesseldahl reports. “On the Mac there’s already a lot of stuff waiting for you to use out the box, so you can get right to doing interesting stuff. Jim’s just simply not reading closely enough.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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