As most of you know already, the Windows 7 official release date to consumers is just around the corner – October 22nd. As an added bonus, Microsoft is offering a deal to college students…Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium edition for $30. This is a mega-deal, a discount of $169 from the full retail version (Newegg.com price of $199).
All you need to be eligible is to be a college student, with an email address that ends in “.edu”. Got it? Sign up for your copy! Do it soon as the offer expires in January of 2010!
Not a student? There is another deal out there (of sorts)…you can purchase Windows 7 Home Premium without purchasing support from Microsoft (this is called purchasing the OEM copy) for $99 rather than the full $199 price. This means a couple of things:
- You can buy it if your are a “system builder” and are going to install this on a new computer (buy some memory or a spare hard drive with it and presto! You are a system builder!)
- You do NOT get to contact Microsoft for support with this version
- You do not get any documentation, box, etc…all you receive is the CD.
If none of this scares you, and you can’t take advantage of the student pricing – visit Newegg.com and get a copy of Windows for system builders.