Heading toward general availability on October 22, Microsoft today revealed some great news in the pricing for Windows 7; the most popular retail product, the Home Premium Upgrade, will be reduced by approximately 10% (depending on the market), compared to its Windows Vista predecessor. For more on the pricing and more details on the Windows 7 Upgrade Option, see the Windows Team Blog post.

 

Here’s the quick rundown:

 

The estimated retail prices for upgrade packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the U.S. are:

 

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade): $219.99

And the estimated retail prices for full packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the U.S. are:

 

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99

 

In the U.S., you can pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium for $49.99 or Windows 7 Professional for $99.99. You can take advantage of this special offer online via select retail partners such as Best Buy or Amazon, or the online Microsoft Store (in participating markets).

 

More to come,

Mitch

 

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