Amazon Reveals Windows Vista PricingBy Peter Galli | Posted 2006-08-29 Email Print
The online retailer is accepting preorders for Windows Vista software.Microsoft appears to be on track to release Windows Vista for sale at retail outlets in January 2007that's if the information posted on Amazon.com is correct.
Online retailer Amazon.com is accepting preorders for Windows Vista software, which it says will be available on Jan. 30, 2007.
The Vista prices that Amazon.com is quoting are mostly similar to those for Windows XP, the most current version of the software, except for the new Ultimate edition, for which there is no comparable XP product.
According to the preorder prices posted on the Amazon.com Web site, Windows Vista Home Basic will retail for $199, while an upgrade to this version will cost $99.95, with $89.95 for an additional upgrade license.
In comparison, Windows XP Home currently costs $189.99 retail, and begins at $89.97 for an upgrade on Amazon.com.
Vista Home Premium is priced on Amazon.com at $239, with an upgrade costing $159 and an additional upgrade license for $143.00, while Vista Business costs $299 retail, $199 for an upgrade and $179 for an extra upgrade license.
In comparison, Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 can be bought for $247.99 retail on Amazon.com, with an upgrade cost of $157.99.
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