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News Windows 7 pricing unveiled

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. lewchenko

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    Thanks, European Commission for shafting us here. I would personally prefer a copy with IE8 in it... !

    Just out of interest, if it ships with no browser at all... other than transferring one onto your machine via say a USB key, what do they expect the novices to do ? How are they supposed to actually download one ? Perhaps Mr. Opera will be sending everyone a free browser on a CD in the post ?

    Does anyone know where we will be able to 'pre order' the discount versions from between July 15th and Aug 14th ? Am hoping somewhere simple and reliable like Amazon maybe ?

    For £50, I would get Win 7 Home Premium. That seems reasonable considering the abortion that was Vista. The pro version at £79 during the discount period is the max I'd ever pay period. The higher prices after Aug 14th are a little harder to stomach.
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    According to the website Win 7 Pro will be £99 on pre-order.
     
  4. Kode

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  5. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    No cheaper prices in Europe mainland, only UK... :(
     
  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    To be honest, we should be used to being royally shafted by governmental bodies.

    It's about what I was expecting, to be honest. Not quite 'bend over the table' but not exactly cheap.

    Ahwell. That's what I get for living in the EU, huh.
     
  7. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    What do I get for living in the EU then? No pre-order.
     
  8. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I hope I will be getting it free from the MSDN Academic Alliance - I certainly get XP and Vista free at the moment :)
     
  9. Spiny

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    Any word on OEM prices?
     
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    <idea>I wonder if a pukka EU key will work with a *cough* US install</idea>
     
  11. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Awesome. I would LOVE to get 7 E Home Premium for 50 GBP but i assume no hungarian vendors are participating in this.
     
  12. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    No pre-order price reductions for mainland Europe?
    Great! I'll move to Vienna in a week! Aaaahh, FFS! :(
     
  13. harveypooka

    harveypooka Fond of rumpots and crackpots

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    10.6 Cheesecake.
     
  14. amacieli

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    Will newegg.com not deliver to the UK?
     
  15. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    You can do the pre-order on the microsoft online store aswell, that's what i'll be doing hopefully.

    QUESTION: If i choose to recieve a physical copy in their online store, is it going to be the retail box or am i just going to get a DVD in an envelope or something to that effect?
     
  16. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    Home Premium looks to be the winner for me, I don't think I'll be needing WinXP Mode or the ability to join a domain for my gaming rig, features both present in the Professional Edition.
     
  17. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Is it £79 or £99 then? Can someone at bit-tech towers confirm?

    £79 - I'm first in line. £99 - hmm.. maybe go for the Home version.
     
  18. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    ..like to complete this post?

    ..love to bend over?
     
  19. SteveU

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    SOLD!!! £49 Pre-order for me methinks!!
     
  20. SteveU

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    Just noticed the end date of the offer has changed!!!

    * The offer begins on 15th July, 2009 and will end on 9th August, 2009.
     
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