Windows 7 OEM Pricing Revealed

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    It's a lot cheaper than retail -- and that's why you've been holding off preordering, right?

    Nearly all Windows 7 pricing news up to this point has been about retail SKUs, but most of you have been holding out for word of OEM prices.

    OEM versions of Windows do not come without fancy boxes, manuals, packaging, or even tech support, but they do come with a lower sticker price.

    Early prices from online retailer Newegg reveals that OEM copies of Windows 7 are substantially cheaper – in some cases it's less than half price of the retail version.

    Newegg is selling Home Premium for $100, while the retail price is $200. Those looking for the Professional version can get an even greater break as the OEM is $135, compared to $300 for the retail.

    Still not good enough? Then you can hand over $175 for the Ultimate SKU, which would cost $320 in stores.

    Newegg isn't currently restricting that Windows 7 OEM versions be purchased with hardware, so this could be the cheapest way to grab a full-install version of the OS that launches in less than a month.

    Source : http://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-7-oem-price-microsoft,8744.html

    Go Grab Your Copy Today :p
     
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    What about Starter and Home Basic ?
     
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    The starter edition sucks totally. Home Basic is the minimum anyone should be buying.
     
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    It is true that the starter edition is very limited, but for someone in SOHO environment who is looking to cut costs, needs Windows (due to software requirements, etc), and can live with the restrictions, it still will be useful. This may be only 0.1% of the consumers, but still I doubt if Starter edition would be continued by MS if they did not have a market in it...

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    Yeah, but I dislike it completely because it does not give me a reason to upgrade the OS from XP to Vista/7. Why should I pay for an extremely limited version of the OS, when I can do all I want to in the older version?
     
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    I think they will not reduce the price of those and will not sell them as OEM to consumers.

    Look at the home premium price - it's far more better than home basic and starter and comes only @ $100. I think with that price tag most of the people who wants to taste win 7 can afford that :p
     
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