Microsoft Announces Windows 7 Prices
We all know that Microsoft will start selling Windows 7Â from October 22nd, but we didn’t had any confirmations on what the pricing will be like.
Early rumours said that Microsoft will offer free upgrade to Windows 7 for Vista users, but that was all proved wrong with the latest pricing announced.
When compared with the retail pricing from what Windows Vista started, there is a much notable difference in them. I have given the prices of Windows 7 upgrade and retail versions below, where you can judge yourself whether Windows 7 is really worth buying right now or you should wait for the first price drop from Microsoft.
Upgrade Version Prices
- Windows 7 Home Premium: $119.99
- Windows 7 Professional: $199.99
- Windows 7 Ultimate: $219.99
Retail Version Prices
- Windows 7 Home Premium: $199.99
- Windows 7 Professional: $299.99
- Windows 7 Ultimate: $319.99
If you’re wondering what is Windows 7 Professional, it is, what is currently called Business edition for Windows Vista.
Pre-Order Windows 7 and Save Upto 50%
And another good news for people who want to purchase Windows 7 is that you can now pre-order your copy of Windows 7 and save up to 50% in the Home Premium and Professional editions. Here is a quick summary via ArsTechnica of how and what price-cuts will be offered for pre-ordering Windows 7 in the following countries.
- US: Windows 7 Home Premium ($49.99) and Windows 7 Professional ($99.99)
- Canada: Windows 7 Home Premium ($64.99) and Windows 7 Professional ($124.99)
- Japan: Windows 7 Home Premium (Â¥7,407) and Windows 7 Professional (Â¥14,073)
- UK: Windows 7 Home Premium (Â£49.99) and Windows 7 Professional (Â£99.99)
- France and Germany: Windows 7 Home Premium (â‚¬49.99) and Windows 7 Professional (â‚¬109.99)