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Crazy Stevie’s! Prices So Low They’re INSAAAAAAAAANE!

ballmersalesmanLaunching Windows 7 with a steeply discounted preorder offer won’t eradicate all memory of Microsoft’s widely criticized Vista operating system, but it might ensure that it receives a better reception at market.

And so the company today said that beginning Friday, “select markets” can preorder Windows 7 at a more than 50 percent discount. In the U.S., that means Windows 7 Home Premium will set you back about $50, or Windows 7 Professional about $100. A “screaming deal,” Microsoft calls it.

The promotion runs until July 11 in the U.S. and Canada and until July 5 in Japan, or “while supplies last.” If you choose not to preorder an upgrade copy, you’ll obviously pay a bit more for Windows 7 when it finally ships on Oct. 22. Existing XP and Vista customers in the U.S. will be able to purchase Home Premium for $119.99, Professional for $199.99 and Ultimate for $219.99. New customers will pay $199.99 for Home Premium, $299.99 for Professional and $319.99 for Ultimate.

Pricey, but about 8 to 17 percent less than Vista. Said Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft’s in-house Windows blogger, “Overall, customers will be paying less and getting more with Windows 7.”

For their sake, let’s hope so. Especially if they paid retail for Vista.

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