Windows 7 will be officially introduced to consumers this Saturday (Nov. 7) at the Cyberzone in SM North Edsa. If you’re interested in acquiring a license of Windows 7 but don’t know which edition is the right one for you, here’s a chart to guide you.
If you’re wondering about Windows Home Basic, it is targeted towards netbook users and is similar to Home Premium but with the following restrictions:
- No Windows Media Center
- Partial Windows Aero functionality
- And you can only join Home Group (not create)
For the local prices (according to a Microsoft marketing rep):
- Windows 7 Home Basic ““ P8,000
- Windows 7 Home Premium ““ P9,500
- Windows 7 Professional ““ P15,500
- Windows 7 Ultimate ““ P16,500
There’s also a special promo that will last until Nov. 8 where you can get Windows Basic for only P7,777 at all retail stores.
Prices for 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows 7 will be the same.
For multiple-license upgrades, it is currently available for businesses and not for home users. Will let you guys know if this will change.
Note: Prices and promo per store may slightly differ. In Octagon (SM Megamall), you can get the Home Premium for only P7,500 for a limited time.