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Windows 7 Prices Are Set, Finds Me Crying

June 29, 2009

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The prices for Windows 7, Microsoft’s next operating system, have been released, and once again, I find the prices annoying.

The quality of the OS has been directly affected by the price, it seems, and Brandon LeBlanc from the Windows Team can say Home Premium is twenty dollars cheaper than Vista’s version, but still, it’s awfully expensive.

… estimated retail prices for upgrade … product of Windows 7 … 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 … product of Windows 7 … are:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99

… Windows 7 Home Premium full retail product is $40.00 less than Windows Vista Home Premium today.

The Windows Team Blog (truncated)

Many users are complaining that the upgrade prices from XP and Vista are the same; while this is maddening for people who went through the burdens of purchasing Vista, it will help migrate XP users to 7 when they think of the price benefits.

Here’s something that makes me want to cry: my aunt purchased a laptop not a month ago. Today she found it unable to get a free upgrade to Windows 7. Why can’t Microsoft release a tiered price for upgrades system so she get’s a cheaper upgrade?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. July 12, 2009 9:54 am

    well, it’s Microsoft. Being the only OS able to run games and such, they feel that they can charge pretty much whatever they want. but to be honest, your aunt just missed their pre order sale T_T

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