Monday, October 19, 2009

This doesn't really make sense

Adobe Acrobat pro: $449
Microsoft Office pro: $499


  • one product
  • does a few things, but nothing incredible
  • has no viable competitors.


  • one suite of roughly 7-10 products (too lazy to look it up)
  • does a lot!
  • competitors are beginning to gain footholds and take on this giant.

It kills me that I may have to find someone that works at Adobe, and beg them to let me use their employee discount. It is such a great product (for what it does), but it is really expensive! And kind of a one trick pony.

I always thought that Office was priced way too high, but it seems that Microsoft's pricing looks incredibly smart compared to Adobe's. Am I wrong?