Windows 7 pricing announced: cheaper than Vista
Microsoft has revealed almost all the remaining information about Windows 7. The biggest announcement is pricing: Home Premium and Ultimate editions have slightly dropped in cost.
Microsoft today announced Windows 7 retail pricing, upgrade information, launch details, and a preorder deal. The software giant has reduced the price on its most popular retail Windows product, the Home Premium upgrade version, by approximately 10 percent (this varies based on the market). In the US, this means a drop from $130 to $120, a savings of $10. For the Home Premium full version, the price drops from $240 to $200. Those are the only differences when comparing Windows Vista prices to Windows 7 prices after Microsoft made cuts in in February 2008 (compared to the ones announced in September 2006).
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