UK Customers to Get Windows 7 Half U.S. Price

Those living in the UK are used to looking at the prices of goods around the rest of the world before letting out a sigh and accepting that things just cost more in Great Britain. But it seems that those very same consumers will be getting a break with Windows 7 – which at present time will be selling for nearly half of what U.S. consumers pay.

CNet spotted the online prices for Windows 7 preorders, which run £65 for the full version of Windows 7 Home Premium. Converted to US$107, which compares favourably to the US$200. In fact, the £65 is even below the U.S. cost of the upgrade, which will run for US$120. Check it out on

Now that there doesn't look to be a separate SKU for a browserless version of Windows 7, a product key could be a product key wherever it's activated. Could there be an opportunity for arbitrage?

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  • MrBradley
    EU will still find away to fine them.
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  • MrBradley
    EU will still find away to fine them.
  • Spanky Deluxe
    That new price would be ok by me if there was only one version of Windows which had all the features. Since I have a multi-cpu system however, I'd need to get Professional or Ultimate or something, which are at least £150.
  • Gradis
    It was £50 at the start of preorder with some retailers.