Microsoft has finally announced the pricing for the much anticipated new version of its flagship product, Microsoft Windows, expected to go on sale this October. Users will be pleasantly surprised that Microsoft has announced aggressive promotional pricing for the product and its different editions.
According to the Windows team blog, estimated retail prices for the upgrade packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the US are:
- Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99
- Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade): $199.99
- Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade): $219.99
Estimated retail prices for full packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the US are:
- Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
- Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
- Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99
The Windows 7 Home Premium full retail product is $40.00 less than today’s Windows Vista Home Premium price.
Pre-orders will be limited, and Microsoft has not commented yet on what the supply limitations will be. Pre-orders will launch Friday, June 26 – July 11 in the US, Canada, and Japan, ending sooner if supplies are depleted. The UK, France, and Germany preorders launch July 15 – August 14, also ending sooner if supplies are depleted. Microsoft has launched a new website where users can find more information about upgrade offers.
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