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Microsoft reveals pricing for Windows 10 in Europe, and it’s not cheap

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In many ways, Windows 10 has been the talk of the Internet for the last few months. However, much of the talk hasn’t been related to the features offered by the OS, but rather, it’s been about which people are able to upgrade to the latest version of Windows for free. In all the scuttlebutt, one thing we didn’t hear anything about was how much Windows 10 would cost for international buyers who aren’t able to upgrade for free, but those numbers have finally been reported by Neowin.

Recently, Microsoft updated the “Get Windows 10” pop up window with text that reads, “Enjoy Windows 10 for $119 free!*” with the price clearly crossed out. With said pop up also featured in international versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8, it was easy to learn the price of the Home edition of Windows 10. First, in the UK, it looks like the price is going to be £99.99. Over in countries where Euros are the currency of choice, the price looks like it’s going to be €135, as reported by Spain-based Microsoft Insider.

For comparison, as of this writing, £99.99 is about $155, and €135 is about $150. Prices in Europe are higher than the US, regardless of conversion rate.

A key thing to point out is that there’s an asterisk pointing to text that reads, “Estimated retail price of Windows 10 Home licence; actual prices may vary.” With that in mind, the prices reported might change when the latest version of Windows hits the market, though it’s likely that any changes in the price will be fairly small, and we expect that it will release in this price range.

Another interesting thing to note is that the prices advertised here are equivalent to a Windows 8.1 licence, so it looks as though Microsoft is keeping its OS in the same price region as buyers are accustomed to.

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