Newegg.com Unveils Windows® 7 OEM Prices
Online retailer Newegg.com has declared OEM prices for Windows 7, offering the Home Premium version of the operating system for $99.99, less than the suggested full (not upgrade) Home Premium license price of $199.99, and less than even the $119.99 suggested upgrade license price.
Windows 7 OEM Professional and Ultimate licenses will be priced at $134.99 and $174.99, respectively.
The move comes after Microsoft declared its Default Windows 7 Pricing, which is lower than the prices of the previous Windows edition.
The software giant also offered a pre-order program which sold Home Premium upgrade licenses for only $49.99, less than normal price of $119.99. It said that the company would be offering a single Home Premium or Professional license to college students for just $29.99, nearly the same price as Apple Snow Leopard OS.
Microsoft has offered OEM licenses for computer builders to upgrade to the latest version of Windows.
Those aspiring to take the OEM must consider a few things. At First, the install will wipe out any data on your hard drive, unlike the Upgrade edition, so it is important to back up your data. Moreover, you are not allowed to transfer its license from one machine to another. There is no support available for OEM licenses, so in case of trouble you need to count on Internet resources.
As compared to Windows Vista OEM, Windows 7 OEM prices are ever-so-slightly cheaper, with Home Premium being identical to Windows Vista, and the Professional and Ultimate editions coming in at $5 cheaper than their Windows Vista counterparts.
Newegg says that it is currently taking pre-orders on the OS. The pre-order program will expire on October 20, two days before the official launch of Windows 7.
For students, the discount program remains the cheapest option.Â The expired pre-order program was the second cheapest option, and now a third option - an OEM edition - provides a slightly more expensive alternative to those who missed the pre-order and can't get a student discount.
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