Microsoft today announced the U.S. prices for Windows Vista:
The software maker set the retail price for Vista at between $199 to $399, ranging from the basic version to the top-end "ultimate" edition. For customers upgrading from Windows XP, Vista will cost between $100 and $259.
Microsoft released on Friday a test version of Windows, dubbed Release Candidate 1, and made it available to more than 5 million customers worldwide.
Goldman Sachs analyst Rick Sherlund said the initial feedback on the test version of Vista is encouraging.