Here’s a great piece of news for all prospective buyers of Windows Vista!
Microsoft India has announced that its latest operating system Windows Vista has gone through a price slump. Customers who purchase a single copy of Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate editions will get the product at a highly reduced price. The reduction varies from 13 percent to 39 percent, with the estimated retail price for Windows Vista Home Basic Edition now at Rs. 4,000, Windows Vista Home Premium available for Rs. 5,300 and Windows Vista Ultimate at Rs. 11,500.
Speaking about the price drop and the growing software usage trends in India, Prasanna Meduri, Director – Windows Client Business Group, Microsoft India said, “Today, there is a transformation taking place in the way consumers purchase software. With the rise of the retail industry in India, we are witnessing increasing demand for off-the-shelf computer software from the do-it-yourself audiences. This reduction in pricing will enable us to reach out to this set of consumers, while at the same time providing our channel partners with a greater opportunity to sell original software.”
The rate of price drop may differ from city to city and also on the basis of the affiliate offering the product. The price cut in India is apparently on the lines of the burgeoning markets. Microsoft is optimistic that the reduction in cost will attract more users towards upgrading their PCs with the latest operating system and enjoy the advantages of using original Windows software.
Microsoft Windows Vista and 2007 Office System saw a simultaneous launch in India last year.