1 Way Microsoft Could Beat Apple

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst Austin Smith discusses topics across the investing world.

When most investors ponder the future of the ever-connected living room, the usual candidates for success typically include Apple and Google. Noticeably missing from this list is Microsoft, the cheaply priced tech giant with deep pockets that often gets relegated to the boring category of "income-producing stocks." If you're trying to invest in a tech company for the future of home entertainment, though, it'd be a huge mistake to overlook this company. Despite lackluster performance in recent years, it has developed an incredible position, almost by accident, with the huge sales of its Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console. The device is quickly becoming more of a media hub than many would have guessed, and the 60 million units sold could very easily give Microsoft the edge over Apple in this specific market.

As exciting as this may seem, though, most big tech companies are on the radar of so many investors that finding an edge can be hard to do. That's why we've uncovered a smaller, less-known company in our report "The Next Trillion-Dollar Revolution," which details a hidden component play inside mobile phones that also is a leader in the exploding Chinese market. Inside the report, we not only describe why the mobile revolution will dwarf any other technology revolution seen before it, but we also name the company at the forefront of the trend. Hundreds of thousands have requested access to previous reports, and you can access this new report today by clicking here -- it's free.

At the time this article was published Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and Microsoft.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendApple, Microsoft, Netflix, and Nokia. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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