UK Customers to Get Windows 7 Half U.S. Price

Thanks Bill Gates, for sticking it to your US consumers. Your doing so well giving the people more reasons to hate you and Microsoft.  So now the question is, do I get it from the UK, or do I just wait for the glorious “coders” of the world to put up a “patched” version of 7 on a torrent somewhere.. -Greg

Windows 7 going on the cheap in the United Kingdom.


Those living in the UK are used to looking at the prices of goods around the rest of the world before letting out a sigh and accepting that things just cost more in Great Britain. But it seems that those very same consumers will be getting a break with Windows 7 – which at present time will be selling for nearly half of what U.S. consumers pay.

CNet spotted the online prices for Windows 7 preorders, which run £65 for the full version of Windows 7 Home Premium. Converted to US$107, which compares favourably to the US$200. In fact, the £65 is even below the U.S. cost of the upgrade, which will run for US$120. Check it out on

Now that there doesn’t look to be a separate SKU for a browserless version of Windows 7, a product key could be a product key wherever it’s activated. Could there be an opportunity for arbitrage?

Source : Tom’s Hardware US