Microsoft unveils Windows 7 prices, cheaper than Vista

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Microsoft has recently announced several of the final package deals concerning the release of the critically-disputed Windows 7, the latest in the MS Windows line of operating systems.

The price profile that Microsoft released shows that retail versions of Windows 7 will arguably be cheaper than their Windows Vista counterparts, by an average of about 10% across the board. The Home Premium Full version will cost about $200, dropped from $240, while the Home Premium upgrade will cost around $120 from $130.

Microsoft has also announced a somewhat attractive upgrade package: purchase a Windows Vista pre-installed computer before June 26 this year, and you will receive the equivalent upgrade package to Windows 7 free. This option is designed to attract consumers who are hesitant to buy a new computer at this point while waiting for the release of Windows 7.