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Windows 7: Dell says Windows 7 price is possible barrier

20 May 2009   #21
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Well I understand Microsoft charges a lot for the software they make. And everyone has to see to a point why they do so. They are not making money on the physical computer or any of the parts inside other than maybe a few bucks on a legal issue (maybe).

So they kind of have to charge a decent amount or else they will not make any money.

But like that pic posted above. Ultimate edition is just not worth $320. Maybe $250 at most... If the prices are like that i will have to stick to Home Premium 64 bit.


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20 May 2009   #22
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
Well I understand Microsoft charges a lot for the software they make. And everyone has to see to a point why they do so. They are not making money on the physical computer or any of the parts inside other than maybe a few bucks on a legal issue (maybe).

So they kind of have to charge a decent amount or else they will not make any money.

But like that pic posted above. Ultimate edition is just not worth $320. Maybe $250 at most... If the prices are like that i will have to stick to Home Premium 64 bit.
of course they will make money. they will just not generate excessive wealth. unfortunately, that has been deemed an acceptable practice in today's society, and living in excesses has come to be an indicator of great success. it's sickening.
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21 May 2009   #23
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
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I agree 200% I can build my own Generic Computer & be able to add what ever parts I want & not be locked into their stuff only
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25 May 2009   #24
Koroshiya

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

I think the prices in the earlier post reflected Retail MSRP and not OEM pricing, which is what Dell likely is complaining about.

OEM Win 7 will probably be similar to XP/Vista... which is around $100 for Home, and $150-$200 for Ultimate. MS generally increases prices by 10% year over year from what I noticed.

I can understand why Dell would complain since it reduces their hardware profit margin. But then again, Dell is famously known for discounting stuff below cost to undercut competitors in the business world to increase marketshare
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25 May 2009   #25
boxterduke

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I will be buying Windows 7 but not until I get my new PC. My current PC is running Vista and that computer will be my next HTPC. When I get my new PC I will get 7 for it as well. But that is not until end of 1stQ 2010.
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25 May 2009   #26
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Seems to me like the Better windows gets .. The more Handicapped it becomes.
I keep finding things that W7 can't do ... That I can do in XP.

But hey .. It's pretty, has some cool gadgets and toys .. What more do you want ??
I've been wondering .. When did Mattel buy Microsoft ??

I'm about ready to get another $99 copy of XP MCE ...
to upgrade my next computer while I can.
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25 May 2009   #27
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Funny, I find Dell's prices possible barriers at times. They [and many others, see HP] charge way too much for some models of parts.
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25 May 2009   #28
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boxterduke View Post
I will be buying Windows 7 but not until I get my new PC. My current PC is running Vista and that computer will be my next HTPC. When I get my new PC I will get 7 for it as well. But that is not until end of 1stQ 2010.
You gonna post your 4th qtr earnings also?
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