Windows 7 OEM prices cheapest on Newegg

With global availability (GA) day for Windows 7 is near, major software retailers’ve heavily discounted pre-orders for the OEM full-installation editions (minimal packaging), with Newegg offering the Home Premium SKU at $99.99: Windows 7 OEM prices compared to Windows VistaWindows 7 SKUFull retail MSRP 3OEM full install MSRPComparable Vista SKUFull retail MSRPOEM full install MSRPHome Premium$199.99$99.99 […]

With global availability (GA) day for Windows 7 is near, major software retailers’ve heavily discounted pre-orders for the OEM full-installation editions (minimal packaging), with Newegg offering the Home Premium SKU at $99.99:

Windows 7 OEM prices compared to Windows Vista

Windows 7 SKUFull retail MSRP 3OEM full install MSRPComparable Vista SKUFull retail MSRPOEM full install MSRP
Home Premium$199.99$99.99 1Home Premium$224.99$89.99 2
Professional$299.99$134.99 1Business$278.99$149.99 2
Ultimate$319.99$174.99 1Ultimate$289.99$179.99 (32-bit) / $189.99 (64-bit) 2

1 Limited offer, expected to end October 20.
2 Comes with free Tech Guarantee Windows 7 upgrade coupon.
3 MSRP from Microsoft for sale October 22, pre-order prices may be lower.

As quoted by Newegg.com, September 29, 2009, 11:30 am EDT