What should Windows 8 be Priced at?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by smartass1379, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. smartass1379

    smartass1379 MDL Novice

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    This really isn't a question, more or less a commentary. Feel free to give me feedback and input. My biggest concern will be the issue of pricing. MS has yet to announce how many versions of windows will be out there and more alarming is whether they will keep the same pricing strategy as before. Many people believe that as long as their original copy of Windows works why update? and studies shows that is the case for most users. In my opinion it is essential for Windows 8 to be priced aggressively to compete with even Windows 7. I'm sure the fanatics like us on this forum will pony up the dough to get an official copy of windows 8, I most likely will just purchase a new tablet, but others wont upgrade specially with a hefty price tag. What do you think a good price will be? Should they also make a change in the way they sell the product?
     
  2. ZackehSoul

    ZackehSoul MDL Novice

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    It depends.

    I'm suspecting different versions for tablet/PC obviously, with the tablet being cheaper. Nobody wants to buy an expensive tablet then have to pay £100 on top of that for Windows 8.

    I'd say £40 for tablet, and perhaps £70 for PC, and that's the kinda Home Premium range, as opposed to anything too fancy
     
  3. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

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    Reasonable prices for OS's is something Microsoft doesn't understand so I doubt you'll see anything that cheap.
     
  4. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    Why do you even think there will be a Tablet Version for release? There won't.
     
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  5. oaojmiguel

    oaojmiguel MDL Junior Member

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    #5 oaojmiguel, Feb 2, 2012
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    £70? What? kkkkkkkk... In Brazil, Microsoft sell Windows 7 Ultimate for €300...
     
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  6. matej

    matej MDL Member

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    Don't Beta testers get a discount on the final product? :D
     
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  7. diando

    diando MDL Novice

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    Free for first three months. $300.00 USD after.
     
  8. Alphawaves

    Alphawaves Super Moderator/Developer
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    I like the 'Free' ... I wouldn't pay for it, stick with 7!
     
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  9. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    Since when we should pay for an upgrade/downgrade ...if even? :D
     
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  10. c-dan

    c-dan MDL Member

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    never paid for windows, either preloaded oem or msdn (bizspark)
     
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  11. secretromeo

    secretromeo MDL Senior Member

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    Preloaded oem means you've already paid for it...
     
  12. PlyrStar93

    PlyrStar93 MDL Novice

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    I think it could be same as windows7, or a little bit cheaper.
    (just like from Windows vista to windows 7)

    Full version of Windows 8 professional (or something rather than this, which corresponds to Professional in windows 7) may sell at USD 200
     
  13. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

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    There are no more beta testers anymore. Now they just throw out public builds and rely on CEIP data.