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Microsoft said to cut Windows price 70% to counter rivals

By learninmypc
Feb 22, 2014
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  1. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is cutting the price of Windows 8.1 by 70 percent for makers of low-cost computers and tablets as they try to fend off cheaper rivals like Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Chromebooks, people familiar with the program said.

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  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    There is no rival to Windows, unfortunately.
     
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,735   +894

    So basically, the price is getting down to where it could almost be called a "bribe".....;)

    As a customer of a few copies of Windows, it's actually almost offensive how much more an OEM single PC copy costs , compared to the prices quoted in this article. And don't get me started about the price if somebody wants a retail copy.

    A while back, M$ was going to, (or did(?)), drop its pants on price for copies of Windows going to, "emerging nations"..

    They made it seem like they were doing something for humanity. Trouble is, they were taking credit for their "charity", which was in reality, coming out of our pockets. :(
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,246   +232

    They probably consider Apple,linux & Android as rivals. :)
     
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    Nah, MS is realistic. The market share of Windows is insane, and it's not going anywhere. In a corporate environment Windows reigns supreme.
     


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