Windows Vista price cuts planned

"Microsoft has said it plans to cut the cost of its Windows Vista operating system sold at retail outlets."

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The BBC have reported that Windows Vista prices are to be cut but no firm date has been released.
 
 
Microsoft has said it plans to cut the cost of its Windows Vista operating system sold at retail outlets.

Although no exact date has yet been given, Microsoft said price cuts would be introduced in 70 countries.

In the US, the cost of the most expensive version, Vista Ultimate, will be reduced to $319 (£161) from the current retail price of $399.

Analysts said Microsoft was aiming to boost the number of customers upgrading to Vista, which was introduced in 2007.

'Greater opportunities'

The price cuts apply to the packaged versions of Vista, which account for less than 10% of its sales.

By contract, 90% of Vista sales are to PC manufacturers, where the operating system is pre-installed on their computers.

"We anticipate these changes will provide greater opportunities... to sell more stand-alone copies of Windows," said Brad Brooks, a Microsoft corporate vice president.

Microsoft says it has now sold 100 million Vista licences since it was launched.
 
Will a price drop in Vista temp you to take the plunge?  Discuss in our forums.
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28-02-2008, 11:14:14

-VK-
Or if you can't decide right now, wait for the new Nvidia chipset (Coming soon!) and x48...

I certainly think it'll be worth the wait....and you might see other prices drop too.

28-02-2008, 17:30:35

Fatal M
umm , thanks guys !

well ! i said that earlier ! i cant actuely find everything here ! my options are somewhere limited !

the other day i found those 3 mobo's near an electronic store near my neighborhood , here they are ! :

965P-DS3
965P-DS4
GA-M57SLI-S4

anything better or what ??

and thanks again guys :worship:

29-02-2008, 06:21:45

-VK-
Personally wouldnt touch any of those with a bargepole. Then again, I am biased. :P

Maximus Formula is a cracking board, but tbh, so is the ip35....though I didnt say that.

29-02-2008, 06:43:16

Fatal M

Personally wouldnt touch any of those with a bargepole. Then again, I am biased. :P

Maximus Formula is a cracking board, but tbh, so is the ip35....though I didnt say that.



lol , guys im going crazy here , lol !!

29-02-2008, 10:59:57

Pat123
Which CPU do you have? or are you getting?

29-02-2008, 11:03:48

Fatal M

Which CPU do you have? or are you getting?



im getting a core 2 duo :) and overclock that of course :D

29-02-2008, 11:29:29

Pat123
erm which dore 2 duo? Not going quad? if your not going quad then ide get the GA-965P-DS4. If thats your only options.

29-02-2008, 11:44:19

Fatal M

erm which dore 2 duo? Not going quad? if your not going quad then ide get the GA-965P-DS4. If thats your only options.



well ya those are my only options ! as for which one !
if i recall the numbers correctly im getting the higher core 2 duo i think the 1066 or 1033 i forgot the number !

but if u can , plz tell whats wrong with the 680i and 780i , the guys in the company told me they are the best for gaming .... i would appreciate that :D

29-02-2008, 11:59:44

Kempez
Read the reviews on the main site, there's enough of them :)

29-02-2008, 12:25:22

Fatal M

Read the reviews on the main site, there's enough of them :)



Now one thing i noticed on the reviews !!

u guys im getting the 680i and 780i Evga Edition !!

680i Link

780i Link


hope this was why u said no !! cuz i see in the reviews , the abit 680i !!
hope those are better :D
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