Friday, June 26, 2009

Windows 7 Discount, Available for a Limited Time

Windows 7 is slated to be released to the general public on October 22nd, 2009 (well, sort of… 14 languages, including English, will be available on the 22nd, the other 21 languages will be released on the 31st.), but if you pre-order, you can nab yourself a 50%+ discount.  Not bad, Microsoft, not bad at all.

As Wilson Rothman reports on Gizmodo, this pre-order period will begin tomorrow and only last a limited time.  Also starting tomorrow, if you purchase a new computer, you’ll be entitled to a free upgrade to Windows 7.  Again, not a bad deal, considering Windows 7 is supposed to be leaner than Windows Vista, so it should perform rather nicely on just about any modern hardware.

Ars Technica has a really killer article that lays out all of your options as far as purchase of and upgrade to Windows 7.  I would highly recommend checking it out, especially if you’re considering going directly from XP to 7.

Windows 7 Pricing (from Ars Technica):

Purchase Type Home Premium Professional Ultimate
Retail Upgrade $119.99 $199.99 $219.99
Full Retail $199.99 $299.99 $319.99
Discount Upgrade $49.99 $99.99 N/A


  1. Hello I want to know if it's to late for a per-order discount--06/29/09 hit me with the answer Thanks

  2. I'm sorry, but I'm really not sure how long this is going to last. Microsoft says until July 11th, or while supplies last. It's the last part that makes it fuzzy. Of course, your best bet for finding out would be to just pop on over to Microsoft's website...