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Windows 7: Are you going to buy Win7 at these Prices

20 May 2009   #21
dmex

 

If these prices are even close to what they really will be then that's a ****ing bargain considering the amount of new features and functionality included with Windows 7.

XP Professional and Vista Ultimate editions where priced around the $300 mark on their release in 2001 and 2006, so if its close to that price and considering the amount of work Microsoft has done, I would say thats a huge consolidation on Microsoft's part for pricing. I also think Microsoft will be expecting huge sales of Windows 7 after its release since it has huge popularity so I do expect the price will be lowered, also so cash-strapped economy's like Europe and America can easily purchase it.

If you had to pay $300 for Windows 7 Professional (Ultimate Edition) just after its release would you really be complaining with its performance and functionality that Microsoft has worked two years to achieve?


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20 May 2009   #22
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

vista home premium (Bull S%#T Edition) is still like $150 at a lot of places.
i look t it and laugh...."i was gonna buy that s%&t?"....(inner-monologue)
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20 May 2009   #23
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
If these prices are even close to what they really will be then that's a ****ing bargain considering the amount of new features and functionality included with Windows 7.

XP Professional and Vista Ultimate editions where priced around the $300 mark on their release in 2001 and 2006, so if its close to that price and considering the amount of work Microsoft has done, I would say thats a huge consolidation on Microsoft's part for pricing. I also think Microsoft will be expecting huge sales of Windows 7 after its release since it has huge popularity so I do expect the price will be lowered, also so cash-strapped economy's like Europe and America can easily purchase it.

If you had to pay $300 for Windows 7 Professional (Ultimate Edition) just after its release would you really be complaining with its performance and functionality that Microsoft has worked two years to achieve?
You made a slight typo on the release date for Vista being 1/31/2007. You were likely thinking of the release of the RC1 in 9/2006.

Now as far as that article's pricing seen at the top of the thread they probably got that from the recent retail price drop by MS on Vista as seen at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...s/default.aspx

Note the term "price drop"! since each dropped about $80- between what was seen a few years ago until now in preparation for the upcoming release of 7 that will likely be priced higher! at Vista's original if not kept at Vista's current price range.
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20 May 2009   #24
ukgovsucks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dear oh dear, why don't these companies ever learn?

Higher prices = Sell less (obviously) and more hacks appear and get used!

Just like the Music Industry who cry about piracy. When CD's came out all those years ago, they were made very cheaply but they charged the Earth. Then when computer technology caught up so that you could make cheap copies, people who had had enough of being ripped off got there own back. MAKE THINGS CHEAPER AND STOP RIPPING OFF THE PUBLIC!

I do not condone piracy but I can certainly understand why it happens in most cases.

Comon Microsoft.
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20 May 2009   #25
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dgwin7 View Post
I heard that MS giving out free Win 7 if someone already bought pre-installed Vista before and after by the date of purchase.

Too late I sold my laptop with Vista in it.
The free upgrades to 7 are supposedly for new computers purchased with Vista Home Premium or above beginning June 26. If you had a laptop with Vista already on it it wouldn't qualify. It's simply to keep people buying new computers rather than stop and wait when they know the new OS is a couple months off. No one could have purchased something eligible yet.

And the original article is from Germany back in February when Microsoft was first announcing the versions there would be. How they do it for consumers on the shelves is going to be one of the last things they decide before release.

And it would also make sense for them to have far cheaper upgrade pricing, sort of the way Photoshop works. At this point enough people buy PC's with the OS on it or have things they can upgrade.

And it might even be good for the economy if they have somewhat high pricing to encourage new PC purchases to get the new OS, at least in the early months.
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20 May 2009   #26
Zagadka

Win 7, Win 8, Ubuntu (64 bit)
 
 

I've always partially attributed the success of Windows as the dominant platform on PCs to the ease of piracy... not dissimilar to how games like Half-Life and Tribes were (the sequels to which were much less popular in units used, especially Tribes 2 where you had to log in). Also one of the reasons Vista didn't go well - people had pirating WinXP down very well. Same with Office.

That said, Win7 is a big enough leap from XP that I'm sure either people will buy it or pirate the **** out of it (they'll find a way). I'm crazy and like buying software though.


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The free upgrades to 7 are supposedly for new computers purchased with Vista Home Premium or above beginning June 26. If you had a laptop with Vista already on it it wouldn't qualify. It's simply to keep people buying new computers rather than stop and wait when they know the new OS is a couple months off. No one could have purchased something eligible yet.
I'n holding off buying a laptop until Win7-gen. Upgrades are for bitches.
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20 May 2009   #27
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The post 2 above is right. I got in on the Vista promo. I got an XP machine in Dec 2006 and it came with a free upgrade to Vista. You had to "jump through hoops" to get it. I did nothing but buy from Circuit City and they sent me a disk anyway. They wanted to get Vista out there. I still have the disk and have never used it. That machine had 512MB of ram. It's running Se7en today....Vista would never run on it.
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20 May 2009   #28
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all

OF COURSE these prices are crazy -- It's actually CHEAPER now to get a cheap laptop with the OS already "Pre-installed" than to buy a brand spanking version of W7. - OK it's currently VISTA but there will be a FREE upgrade so get the Free upgrade and install on your "Real" computer.

If it checks for "Upgrade" just install the old OS on your machine and Upgrade BEFORE activating.

This HAS to be 100% crazy that it's CHEAPER to BUY a computer with the OS installed than to buy the OS separately.

Cheers

jimbo
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20 May 2009   #29
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

lol at starter price! So much for being starter. Somehow I dont believe those prices. But do remember that theyl be cheaper from online stores anyway.
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20 May 2009   #30
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
If it checks for "Upgrade" just install the old OS on your machine and Upgrade BEFORE activating.
Usually all you need to do is insert the previous version's cd in the drive and point the locator to there and it should accept it.
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