The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Austin Smith, consumer-goods editor and analyst, discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin and Andrew talk about which tech giant they like better -- Apple or Microsoft. The past several years have seen a kind of changing of the guards in big technology. Many of the darling growth firms of the 2000s are now as large as, if not larger than, original tech heavyweight Microsoft. Both look very cheap, and both have deep cash balances. Find out which stock investors need to watch going forward.

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