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Old 01-25-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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Vista OEM pricing

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Many PC vendors such as Newegg offer so-called "OEM bundles," which are heavily discounted versions of retail software that are meant to be sold alongside CPU purchases, hard drives, or motherboards. In the past few days retailers have been posting their OEM list prices in preparation for the Vista retail launch later this month, so we can now take a peek at what the OEM prices are (prices are based off a quick scan of a number of sites):

* Vista Home Basic $99 (full version retail: $199)
* Vista Home Premium: $119 (full version retail: $239)
* Vista Business: $149 (full version retail: $299)
* Vista Ultimate $199 (full version retail: $399)

Insane discounts? It's a mix, really. Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium OEM are priced the same as the retail upgrade editions, meaning that your average do-it-yourself system builder isn't going to save much with an OEM purchase provided he has an old copy of Windows laying around to validate the upgrade.

The Business and Ultimate editions are priced significantly better in their OEM forms, both a full $60 cheaper than the comparable upgrade (for instance, Vista Ultimate upgrade has a MSRP of $259).
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070124-8696.html

Pretty lovely discount ont he Ultimate one, which is really the only one worth having.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:24 PM   #2
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Which is why I'll pirate the Ultimate to begin with. Bwaha!
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:12 AM   #3
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...CCODE=WEM1288C

Tiger direct has vista ultimate with this pc. Quite a pretty penny.
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:58 PM   #4
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Yeah i'll til someone hacks it. Somebody has to.
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:29 PM   #5
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Sounds good. A lot cheaper then I expected
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:02 PM   #6
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Sounds good. A lot cheaper then I expected

If MS's didn't dominate, the same OS would be $50 easily.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:31 PM   #7
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:46 PM   #8
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lol I will admit, I laughed at that.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:27 AM   #9
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I knew all of this for a while, we had it in the back of our store since the beginning of January. I'll be working the day it's released and the store is offering free installation of Vista. Hopefully not many people will come...
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