The online retailer, Newegg.com, which sells computer hardware and software, is now taking pre-orders for Microsoft Windows 10 Professional and Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM System Builder packages at $149.99 (approximately Rs. 9,500) and $109.99 (approximately Rs. 7,000) respectively.
Of course, since this is a third-party store, one cannot be certain if this will be the official launch price for Windows 10. Notably, back in April, AMD President and CEO Lisa Su had let slip that Windows 10 would be made available in late July, and is thought to be referring to the RTM (release to manufacturing) versions of Windows 10. This would mean the gap between RTM and OEM version would be reduced to around a month, compared to previous iterations.
The Redmond giant has announced that its new OS will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. Apart from Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Enterprise, other editions include Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education, and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise.
Microsoft last month clarified that it will not offer a free Windows 10 upgrade to users of non-genuine Windows copies. Instead a paid upgrade path will be provided. The company also added that, as before, it will allow customers running devices with non-genuine Windows to upgrade to Windows 10, saying that with OEM partners it will offer attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers to users of pirated Windows.