Sunday, March 02, 2008

Vista Price Cut

Even though I own two copies of Microsoft Vista, non is running on any of my computers, six of them, desktops and notebooks. Reasons have been from lack of performance gain to incompatibility with Vista certified computers like the one I am writing this article. Another reason was memory requirements. Although considered to be pretty new computers, only three computers that I have support more than 4GB of memory. Anyway if I give any reasons here now for not using Vista, it will be incomplete. But I am not alone in not going in Vista way. From the article about Microsoft cutting Vista price.
I think people want more than eye candy.
For those in the U.S., Microsoft is cutting prices only on the higher-end versions of Vista, and only for the upgrade version used to move from XP or another copy of Vista. The suggested price for Vista Ultimate drops to $219 from $299, while Home Premium falls to $129, from $159.

In an interview, newly minted Windows consumer marketing vice president Brad Brooks said that Microsoft had been testing lower prices over the past few months and was surprised to find that the amount of revenue lost was more than made up for by an increase in the number of PC buyers willing to shell out for an upgrade.

Brooks said that Microsoft had done a lot of research prior to Vista's launch, but noted that both Home Premium and Ultimate were new products for the company. "We probably got the pricing mix wrong," he said. "You don't always get it right, but you make the adjustment."

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