Feb 22 2014, 12:37pm CST | by Sumayah Aamir
The rates have been slashed by a whopping 70% till now. Microsoft wants to get tough on the competition and so it is reducing its Windows price. Windows 8.1 will be cheapened price-wise beyond the imaginary limits of the customers.
This means that its rival Google and the chrome books that get sold like hotcakes will suffer somewhat of a setback. A fee of $15 will be charged instead of $50 to users of Windows 8.1. The devices on which the Windows version will be installed go for as much as $250 though.
The sources that leaked this information have preferred to remain anonymous. Apple and Google had been giving Microsoft a hard time since eons. So Microsoft decided to get even.
Microsoft had until recently reached the nadir in its kismet. It had been facing bleak times. And now that it has made a few crucial changes in the pricing system, things are looking up once more.
The $80 billion worldwide market in tablets will be having a large chunk taken out of it by Microsoft now. Besides this, Microsoft is looking further into novel forms of technology. It wants to innovate and get creative.
However, Bill Gates’ brainchild still has a long way to go. While the owner is a genius of the highest order, his organization is still struggling among the giant companies of the world.
Steve Ballmer is about to leave for good and the Nokia acquisition is yet to fully integrate its functions with the parent company.
Firms such as Apple or Google have it made with their respective iPads and moon-shot experiments. But Microsoft still needs to do more to gain global recognition.
Source: The Business Insider
Source: Windowsit Pro
Source: IBTimes UK
Source: The Register Hardware
Source: IBTimes UK
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