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.
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/
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
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
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
Thanks very much! Please tell when is Microsoft Build Conference for 2014?
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.
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.
Thanks. Pl tell current price of win 8.1
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.
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.