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August 20, 2009

Windows 7 E Twice Cheaper In The UK Than The US Version

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I don’t know what Microsoft is doing, but we can confirm that Windows 7 will cost twice as much in the US than in the UK. According to a CNET report, Windows 7 Home Premium costs only £64 ($107) while in the US the upgrade edition costs £72 ($120). As the full version of Windows 7 Home Edition is available on Amazon.co.uk for only $108, and in the US the full software will cost $200 this means that the Americans are ripped off.

The British will pay half the price the Americans will get out of their pockets and the good (bad IMO) thing is that all Windows 7 from Europe will ship with Internet Explorer 8. Anyway everybody needs a way to download Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, or Safari, but the important thing is that the prices will not change neither in the US or UK. This can be explained by the fact that there are no upgrade options in the UK therefore Microsoft had to do something to compensate the British.

If you’re spending your vacation in London or somewhere else in the UK then you might as well pick up a Windows 7 suite. Remember: it’s twice as cheaper than back home.

Windows 7 Packaging

Amazon.co.uk via CNET

P.S. You can pre-order Windows 7 from our online Amazon store.

Read More On This Topic:

  1. Microsoft Reveals Windows 7 Upgrade and Full Prices
  2. Windows 7 Upgrade and Full Now Available For Pre-order At Amazon
  3. Windows 7 Prices to be announced in mid June, to be higher than XP and Vista

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