ComputerWorld spotted a retailer is taking preorders for the Windows 7 Family Pack for $138.99, an $11 discount from the $149.99 the company claims is the package's MSRP. At just shy off $150, the Family Pack would save a buyer $210 over three separate Home Premium upgrades.
Microsoft Corp. will price a multi-license "family pack" for Windows 7 at $149.99, according to at least one online retailer that has posted pricing details prematurely.
Fadfusion.com, a Missouri-based online seller of computers, electronics and office supplies, lists something called "W7 Family Pack - Home Prem Upg" on its site for $138.99, an $11 discount from the $149.99 it claims is the package's suggested retail price.
The Family Pack from Microsoft costs $50 less than the official MSRP of Apple's Mac OS X Family Pack, but the Apple Family Pack can be found for as low as $129.99 on Amazon. Additionally, the pack from Apple supports five PCs, that's two more than the Windows 7 Family Pack.
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Re: Windows 7 Family Pack to cost $150 by Anonymous on Saturday, July 11 2009 @ 02:49:22 CEST
Pretty ridiculous that MS thinks a "family" is 3 people. Maybe MS employees only have a single child because they have no time to have a life, but to think the whole US operates that way is pathetic.
I've got an idea to save even more than $210 for 3 licenses. How about we just keep our families running XP!
MS can put that in their pipe and smoke it.
Reply by Anonymous on Sunday, July 26 2009 @ 12:19:53 CEST
you are plain stupid. I'm going to jump at the chance to get the family pack. If you have to, buy two. This is much better than restoring XP and then updating for an entire day to bring everything up to speed. Nothing is wrong with XP mind you but it's so much easier with the Vista/Win7 to plug in components and not have to find the drivers (ie printers/mp3 players/cameras. Vista/Win7 have most of them already built in, plus it's much smoother to navigate, more secure.