Leak reveals Windows 10 pricing and release date
Online electronics retailer Newegg has allegedly revealed Window 10's retail price and release date.
UPDATE: Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be released as a free upgrade on July 29, but did not confirm pricing or availability for users ineligable for the update.
Online electronics retailer Newegg has allegedly revealed Window 10's retail price and release date. Its listings suggest that Windows 10 will available from August 31 and that it will cost either USD$109.99 or USD$149.99, depending on whether a customer is after the home or professional edition.
If Newegg's pricing is accurate, this would convert to approximately AUD$143 and AUD$196 based on the current exchange rate. Microsoft currently sells Windows 8.1 Home for AUD$149, and Windows 8.1 Pro for AUD$259, including GST.
While Microsoft previously confirmed that Windows 10 will be released during the Australian winter, it did not disclose a specific day or month.
Customers who already own Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 will receive Windows 10 for free, provided they upgrade to it within the first year of its availability.
Key features in Windows 10 include the return of the start menu, a new internet browser (dubbed Edge) that will replace Internet Explorer, the ability to stream Xbox One titles and a desktop version of Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated assistant.