Earlier in the day we reported that you could get Windows 7 for $19, however that offer is no longer valid and ACM has explicitly that their catalog does not contain Windows 7.
Don’t get dejected yet, Microsoft will be offering US students a chance to get a copy of Windows 7 for $29.99. This is a confirmed news from a Microsoft Windows twitter account (link). That is almost the same price you would have paid for Snow Leopard.
will be is available on the website Win741 which is not active yet is very much active now. You will need to be a student or have a .edu email address to avail of this offer.
The available offer is for a upgrade pack from Windows Vista to Windows 7 which usually costs around $120.
This is as good as the earlier offer and for $10 more you will get the best OS on the market right now, and when we SAY it’s the best, believe us it is.
Update: This offer is not longer available. ACM has clearly mentioned that their catalog does not contain Windows 7. You can still get Windows 7 for $29.99 directly from Microsoft.
If you are fretting at the Windows 7 pricing here is some good news, albeit only if you are a student.
Microsoft has always buttered up students by lowering prices of products to an affordable level to them. Microsoft has done this for many products in the past including Microsoft Office.
But this offers definitely blows everything away, if you are student you can get your hands on Windows 7 professional for a mere $19. To do that you will have to become a member of Association for Computing Machinery which will cost $19.
Once you are a member you will get access to the MSDN Academic Alliance from where you can download 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 in several language. In all you get access to 8 Windows 7 product keys.
However ACM only avails membership to students, so if you are a high-school or undergraduate student this is a great chance to get a excellent operating system for next to nothing.
For all the others go and find someone who is a student :-).
[via Cybernet News]
Microsoft has revealed the price of Windows 7 Anytime upgrade pack which will allow you to upgrade to Windows 7 from a previously installed version of Windows 7.
Customers using lower versions of Windows 7 will be allowed to upgrade to a higher version.
The pricing for the WAU will be;
- Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium: $79.99
- Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional: $89.99
- Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate: $139.99
In addition to this, Microsoft will also offer Windows 7 Family Pack in select locations, which will allow users to install the same copy on 3 PCs in the household.
In the US, the price for the Windows 7 Family Pack will be $149.99 for 3 Windows 7 Home Premium licenses.
For complete pricing details of Windows 7 please visit our earlier post on Windows 7 pricing.
Customers will be able to buy retail copies of Windows 7 starting October 22nd, however you can start buying laptops, desktops and netbooks preloaded much more earlier than that.
[via Windows Team Blog]
On Thursday Microsoft announced the pricing information for Windows 7. Here’s a quick comparison of the rates between Windows Vista and Windows 7.
These are the rates if you upgrade your current version of Windows :
These are the rates if you buy a new version of Windows :
If you happen to or plan to buy Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate from retailers after 26th June and before Jan 31st 2010, then you can upgrade your Vista version to Windows 7 for free.
If you are in US, then you can pre-order Windows 7 upgrade from your Vista, between June 26th July 11th. The rates are way cheaper if pre-ordered, Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade will cost $49.99, Windows 7 Professional upgrade will cost $99.99. This offer is available only via Amazon.com, Best Buy, or the official Microsoft Store.
This offer is available in different countries, but on different dates and prices will vary according to region. In Canada the offers from June 26th to July 11th, In Japan the offers from June 26th to July 5th, In France, Germany and UK the offer is valid from July 15th to August 14th. Microsoft has addressed professional and premium versions of Windows 7. I think they should consider a family pack as well, which mostly will be much cheaper than others, but comes with limited features to be used at home.