Has the price of Windows 8.1 gone down?

Dr.sunil V February 25, 2014

Has the price of Windows 8.1 been gone down recently? Blogs have mentioned a drop of about 70%. Please weblink , but mention relevant lines from weblink in your response.

  1. Rajaa C
    March 1, 2014 at 1:54 am

    I just read a very interesting article relevent to this question. Interesting!!! The link is : http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/28/free-windows-8-1-update/

    • Dr.sunil V
      March 1, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks. I have read the article with care. It points out to free version bundled with Bing. Please tell current retail price of Win 8.1

    • Rajaa C
      March 3, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Dr. Sunil,

      This is the link to Microsoft India Store for Windows, click to find the price of the relevent edition you want : http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msin/en_GB/cat/categoryID.66287400?WT.mc_id=MSCOM_EN_IN_HP_Nav_Shop_Windows

    • Rajaa C
      March 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Windows 8.1 Retail @ INR 10,999.00 / copy and Windows 8.1 Pro Retail @ INR 18,999.00 / copy as on now in the Store

    • Drsunil V
      March 14, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks very much! Please tell when is Microsoft Build Conference for 2014?

  2. dragonmouth
    February 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    M$ has not reduced the price on retail copies of their obsolete O/Ss (Win 9x, w2k, XP) so why should they lower the retail price on their latest and greatest O/S. M$ figures that if you are dumb enough to want one of their old O/Ss, you should pay the full price.

  3. Oron J
    February 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Microsoft have lowered the OEM price (that is, the price that equipment manufacturers pay it, rather than the retail price), for laptops selling for less than $250. See http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-22/microsoft-said-to-cut-windows-price-70-to-counter-rivals.html for more details.

    • Drsunil V
      February 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Thanks. Pl tell current price of win 8.1

    • Oron J
      February 27, 2014 at 10:17 am

      The original article I saw on the subject (in Hebrew I'm afraid) said that the "normal" OEM price is $50, and Microsoft was lowering it to $15 for cheap devices. Retail prices are a different matter, of course, and Microsoft are not lowering them at all.

  4. Dave P
    February 25, 2014 at 11:42 am

    The price of Windows 8.1 has been reduced for OEMs pre-installing the OS on devices priced at less than $250. The price for consumers hasn't changed.

    This is clearly a strategy designed to combat the rise of cheap tablets and Chromebooks.

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