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Price of Windows 8 Operating System


Posted Date: 17-Mar-2012  Last Updated:   Category: Windows 8    
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This is an article where I have talked about the price list for Windows 8. As we all are waiting for the release of Windows 8, the full version from Microsoft, we should also be aware of the price for the upcoming operating System. So in this article I would have discussed the expected price list and this is just a prediction and expectation.

As the Windows 8 Developer preview and the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are out to the World, now its time for the people to get ready to buy the original full version of Windows 8 which is expected to be released in the month of October 2012. So in this article I would have discussed the price list for Windows 8. Also please make it a note that there is no official announcement from Microsoft about Price of Windows 8 and all this which I have talked here are just a prediction or even you can term it as a rumour.
Windows 8 Price List

To be frank, we are not sure of the price list for the Windows 8 which is going to be released. But as we know that Windows 8 comes with all new and latest hardware and technologies, I would tell that Windows 8 would be little bit costlier than the previous versions from Microsoft. Microsoft's Windows 8 will be more expensive Windows operating system ever as we are having Kinect and Cloud Data Storage added to it which are quite costlier in the market.



Actually on talking about the actual Windows 8 price, I would say that it won't be that different from the other operating system. But the only reason why it is or what makes Windows 8 expensive is the hardware feature like Kinect and the cloud support for Data Storage. Well, this cloud service of Windows 8 is also offered for mobile devices which makes itself a costly Windows experience. so based on the information given in Windows8themes website.

Speculations for Windows 8:


Windows 8 Price: $100 – $250 (Home, Professional, Ultimate)
Price of Kinect Device for Windows 8: $100+
Cloud Data Storage: $20 – $60 per month (depends on contracts!)

Source:http://windows8themes.org/windows-8-price.html

Different Windows 8 Editions:


However, there were some source stating that Windows 8 will have many editions, as we had for the Windows Vista and Windows 7 like the Home, Professional, Ultimate. All these editions will differ and vary from quality and price. So from all those we can expect the prices to be ranging from $100 to about $300 based on the editions.

Windows 8 Price

This is the non - official Windows 8 pricing -

Price of Windows 8 Starter Edition - $100 or Rs. 5000
Price of Windows 8 Home Basic Edition - $120 or Rs. 6000
Price of Windows 8 Home Premium Edition - $150 or Rs. 7500
Price of Windows 8 Professional Edition - $200 or Rs. 10000
Price of Windows 8 Enterprise Edition - $300 or Rs. 15000
Price of Windows 8 Ultimate Edition - $400 or Rs. 20000

Will Microsoft stick to the same Pricing Tier of Windows 7 with Windows 8?


This has been the question in every one's mind and all awaiting to know the price of Windows 8. As we have already experienced the Windows 8 Developer Preview and also the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, now every one is waiting for the Windows 8 to be released. But it is not going to be free version for the people. Every one has to buy it and use. So what would be the price for Windows 8 ??

Just on seeing the previous version of operation system from Microsoft, that is the Windows 7 which was released in 10/2009, we had the pricing for it be like this;

Windows 7 Upgrade prices:
Home Premium $119.99
Professional $199.99
Ultimate $219.99

Windows 7 Full Package prices:
Home Premium $199.99
Professional $299.99
Ultimate $319.99

As we all know, Windows 8 is just going to be an upgraded version of Windows 7. So just by this word upgrade, we can assume that the Windows 8 will be quite expensive from the previous version Windows 7. Also as we know Windows 8 is added with all new and latest technology like Kinect and Cloud Data Storage, so we should be ready to pay a price of higher than windows 7.



So if you are windows 8 fan or lover, then be ready to but the original Windows 8 OS from Microsoft at a higher price from the earlier Windows 7 OS. So just be waiting for the official launch of the Windows 8 Operating System and also the announcement of the price for Windows 8 from Microsoft soon.




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