Windows 10 Pricing And Release Date Leaked [Update: Launch on July 29]


Windows 10 Pricing And Release Date Leaked [Update: Launch on July 29]

Microsoft has tried keeping the pricing and launch detail of Windows 10 under tight wraps, but thanks to an excited online retailer, we now have a better idea at what the upcoming OS will cost.


The details appear on, where there are listings for two versions of Windows 10 – a Professional edition and a Home edition.

According to the listings, the release date for both the versions of Windows 10 will be August 31. However, if you thought Microsoft would do something radical with the pricing of Windows 10, think again.

The price of the Home edition of Windows 10 will be $109.99, while the Professional edition will set users back $149.99. In fact, the prices are $10 higher than the equivalent Windows 8 editions when they were launched.

While Microsoft has said it will upgrade users of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10 for free for the first year, but details for what happens after that  are pretty scant.

Further, we can expect OEMs to being releasing devices running on Windows 10 by the end of July, a month ahead of the consumer launch of the new OS.

Update: Since we published this article, Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be launched on July 29. The company mentions that users will be able to get their hands on Windows 10 via the free upgrade offer or with a new PC. However, buying a standalone edition of Windows from a store will most likely take a little longer, and the August 31 date according to the leak could still be accurate.

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