Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Windows Vista price list


How much does the new Microsoft Windows Vista cost in Philippine peso terms? I found this price list at the Ayala Center (Cebu) branch of Electroworld a couple of days ago.

The price list:
Windows Vista Business.............................Php19,710.00
Windows Vista Home Basic...........................Php13,360.00
Windows Vista Home Premium.........................Php15,830.00
Windows Vista Ultimate.............................Php26,430.00
Office Standard 2007...............................Php26,990.00
Office Pro 2006....................................Php33,730.00
Office Home & Student 2007.........................Php 9,960.00


The most basic combination alone easily costs as much as typical computer hardware! At a time when we're talking about bridging the digital divide with $100 laptops, this just strikes me as obscene.

Granted they're not OEM prices, which are half the costs listed above...why is it so high? Would I be paying double OEM prices just for the privilege of being able to transfer the license to another computer. @%$#%@!

So how much does the new Microsoft Windows Vista cost?

Too much.