Microsoft Announces Windows 7 available for Pre-Order at 50% discount
Microsoft has announced the ability to pre-order Windows 7 at a 50% discount. This discount will end on July 11th, and the product will shop on October 22nd.
The retail pricing plans for Windows 7 have been officially announced via the Windows 7 Blog. The prices are lower than what Vista had at its launch.
We will offer people in select markets the opportunity to pre-order Windows 7 at a more than 50% discount. In the US, this will mean you can pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium for USD $49.99 or Windows 7 Professional for USD $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).
You can find more information on the pre-order program here.
Here is more information from Ed Bott’s “Screaming Deals” article on ZDNet.
The program kicks off tomorrow, June 26, in the United States, Canada, and Japan. It’s scheduled to end July 11 in the U.S. and Canada and on July 5 in Japan—”or while supplies last,” Microsoft notes.
The discount is 50% or more over the normal estimated retail price (ERP) of the two mainstream consumer editions. In the United States, you’ll be able to buy a Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade for $50 or get Windows 7 Professional for $100. Outside the U.S., Microsoft says, “the special low pre-order price will vary by country.”
The offer is available online at Best Buy and Amazon.com. For the first time that I can remember, the online Microsoft Store will match these discounted prices instead of sticking with the full list price.
If you live in the United Kingdom, France, or Germany, the pre-order period will open on July 15 and close on August 15—or while supplies last.
Follow these Amazon links to view the details and pre-order! If you pre-order with Amazon you can get release date delivery! Amazon Prime members get Free release date delivery.