Windows 10 Official Pricing Info Revealed!
Today, Microsoft has revealed the first official pricing info for Windows 10, according to which eligible users will be able to reserve their copy of the new OS for free. The details for pricing information weren’t disclosed in a press release, but rather in an update to its ‘Get Windows 10’ app.
The first screen in the updated app (US version shown above) states: Enjoy Windows 10 for $119 free!*
Where the asterisk refers to a footnote that explains, Estimated retail price of Windows 10 Home full license; actual prices may vary.
For the UK version, it shows that Windows 10 Home will be priced at £99.99, so it’s pretty much the same.
Microsoft has already announced that their latest Windows OS will arrive as a free upgrade during its first year of availability, to those with a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC. But the software giant has been quiet, until now, about how much Windows 10 licenses will cost for those who are ineligible for the free upgrade.
Last week, TechRadar claimed Windows 10 Home will cost $119 and Windows 10 Pro version would be priced at $199 per license. Well, now that the rumor seems to have come true for Home version, we believe the same prices, as revealed in the report, will apply to the Pro version.
Windows 10 is set to launch on July 29, and Microsoft promises it will offer security and system updates for the lifetime to those who scored a free upgrade to the new OS.
Nevertheless, it’s worth mentioning that these prices have not yet been finalized as mentioned in the footnote. But now that they’ve been officially revealed, it’s unlikely they will change significantly.
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