Windows 7 Pricing and Availability Confirmed
Brandon LeBlanc is confirming the availability and pricing for Windows 7 on the Windows Blog.
Here’s what we’ll see:
On October 22 Windows 7 will be released in the following languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Chinese (Hong Kong).
On October 31 the remaining languages will be released. They include: urkish, Czech, Portuguese, Hungarian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, Arabic, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Thai, Croatian, Serbian Latin, and Latvian.
Here are the upgrade and full package pricing details:
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
Tomorrow, June 26, customers who buy a Windows PC will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 for little or no cost. There is a link in Brandon’s article (here) but it seems to be broken at the moment and will probably go live tomorrow.
Special Pre-Order Offer: In select markets and through select vendors you can pre-order Windows 7 for a bigger discount. US customers can pre-order their copy of Windows 7 Home Premium for $49 and Windows 7 Professional for $99 via Best Buy, Amazon, or Microsoft. That offer begins tomorrow and ends July 11. Again the link probably won’t go live until tomorrow, June 26 but here it is.