Microsoft unveiled the retail pricing structure of its upcoming Windows 7 operating system, and its three important variants: Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate, elaborating on the pricing on both the upgrade and full versions. Microsoft also announced that customers buying PCs pre-installed with existing versions of Windows from select sources (retailers or OEMs), will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 at "little or no cost". The company also announced that select retailers in certain markets will be able to offer for a limited period of time, a pre-order discount scheme that can reduce the price by as much as 50 percent.
Here are the prices (in USD):
- Windows 7 Home Premium - $199.99 (full version), $119.99 (upgrade)
- Windows 7 Professional - $299.99 (full version), $199.99 (upgrade)
- Windows 7 Ultimate - $319.99 (full version), $219.99 (upgrade)