Windows 8 System Builder Version to cost below $100
With Windows 8 slated to release on October 26, there’s a lot of gush-gush about its pricing speculations. And, if sources are to be believed, the price for the new Windows 8 system builder version will be consistent with that of Windows 7. This means that the new system builder version of Windows 8 will cost somewhere around $100. However, the prices of Windows 8 Pro version are expected be slightly more. Windows 8 Pro version is predicted to be priced at around $120 or $140 per copy.
Earlier, in June, Microsoft announced that customers purchasing Windows 7 PCs between early June 2012 and January 2013 will be able to upgrade their PCs to the latest Windows 8 for just $14.99. This was followed by another piece of news, which stated that all Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8 for just $39.99. Also, Microsoft is not aiming to sell the full licensed version of Windows 8 in stores. This has been especially done to curb software piracy.
Adding to the news about Windows 8 price for system builders, the source said that the system builder copies will not include transfer rights and the only way to get these rights will be by purchasing Software Assurance from Microsoft. However, Windows for system builders offer limited access when compared to the full version license.
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