The Redmond giants finally announced their latest iteration of the Windows OS viz. the Windows 10 on the 29th of July to be available across 190 countries worldwide. They hadn't announced the Indian pricing though at the event.
Cheaper than Windows 8!!
But the best news for all Windows fans out there was the fact that the new gen OS would be available as a free upgrade to all Windows 7/8/8.1 PC and Tablet users. Nevertheless Microsoft finally announced their pricing for India on Thursday. And to be honest, they have priced it really well. The Windows 10 Home version will be available at just Rs 7,999 while the Pro Version will come at a premium Rs 14,999. This pricing is in fact lower than what it was for the last gen Windows 8!
Pro at a Premium?!
The company had announced the US pricing for the OS in the launch event though. Despite the fact that the Home Edition is priced nearly same as the US price was $119 or Rs 7,600, the Pro Version has been marked up significantly. It sells in USA $199 which is equal to Rs 12,700 - thus Indian buyers would be required to sell out Rs 2,000 more.
Pro Pack: What's that?
The company had even launched a pack aimed at users who want to upgrade their Home licensce to a Pro one. This may not be beneficial for first time buyers, but those who are upgrading from last gen OS like Windows 7/Windows 8 Home to Windows 10 Home, this feature is highly beneficial. The Redmond giant have named it the Pro Pack and priced it competively at $99 (Rs 6,300).
Microsoft has a lot riding on the Windows 10 - they can't just afford another disaster like the Windows 8. So far it seems that the company has good it's though procedures right, since it has tried it's best to mix and match the best features of Windows 7 and Windows 8.