A few weeks back we announced some rumoured Microsoft pricings for Windows 7, it turns out they were just rumours, according to someone working at the Windows Team at Microsoft these are the prices for Windows 7 prior to it’s upcoming release!
Upgrade (From Vista only):
-> Home Premium: $119.99
-> Professional: $199.99
-> Ultimate: $219.99
-> Home Premium: $199.99
-> Professional: $299.99
-> Ultimate: $319.99
NOTE: That means Windows 7 Home Premium will cost $40 less at launch than Windows Vista did while Windows 7 Ultimate will cost $40 less to upgrade and $80 less to buy outright! Having said that the rumoured cheaper price tag would have suited Vista customers more after all their stress to get there PCs working!
Ultimate may not be as widely available as Professional, but it is starting to look like a no-brainer given the mere $20 price difference.
by John.Wilkinson (Windows Team) –
Information true as of 25/6/09 7:11(US EST)
However there is a special offer available for loyal Windows customers where you can get it 50% cheaper, so if your stressed about the upping in price, you may want to take part in this offer.
LIMITED TIME ONLY:
“Finally, as a way of saying thank you to our loyal Windows customers, we are excited to introduce a special time limited offer! We will offer people in select markets the opportunity to pre-order Windows 7 at a more than 50% discount. In the US, this will mean you can pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium for USD $49.99 or Windows 7 Professional for USD $99.99. You can take advantage of this special offer online via select retail partners such as Best Buy or Amazon, or the online Microsoft Store (in participating markets).”
This offer maybe US only!
The worst thing I did when Vista first came out was get it when it first came out, its recommended that you wait a while, then you can see if the final version is actually worth the upgrade or is the best thing ever that Microsoft claim!