Is this known already: Windows 8.1 price down 70%!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by pisthai, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  2. Ming_the_Merciless

    Ming_the_Merciless MDL Member

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    Indirectly, thanks to MDL, I've whittled down my Windows 8.1 price by 100%.
     
  3. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    Window$ 8, not even once, not even free
     
  4. Enigma256

    Enigma256 MDL Senior Member

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    Who's willing to bet that the new "Bing" edition is for exactly this purpose? A lower price point supported by more heavily pushing the online services.
     
  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Citing that MS is moving in other, not Windows related services, also to push for online use, to an extensive cost(!), that could simply be the fact!
     
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  6. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    They're trying to muscle their way onto the app store market.
    Having more people using your platform means more app store revenue.
    Even if you have to basically give the thing away to get people to use your stuff, they're betting it will make them more money in the long run.

    I wouldn't exactly be opposed to the idea if they actually had good games with controller support for a decent price rather than the stupid touch-screen crap that noone wants to use.
     
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  7. CorporateRAT

    CorporateRAT MDL Member

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    From what i read 15$ per license is only for OEM:SLP core editions on devices costing up to 250$, so no BONER here.