The press release that came through with the pricing details was a little confusing, but here’s what you’re looking at: If you pick up a new PC from today, you’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 7 for free. Okay, free may not be 100% accurate – there may some postage and handling costs involved, depending on which manufacturer’s PC you purchase. You’ll just have to pay attention to T&Cs when you pick up your new computer to find out what you’re expected to pay.
If you don’t want to pick up a new PC, there are prices available to upgrade you from Vista or XP for the Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate SKUs, going for $199, $399 and $429 respectively.
If you want to buy the OS from scratch, you’re looking at $299 for Home Premium, $449 for professional and $469 for Ultimate.
So what do you say, PCs out there? Are these prices reasonable enough to entice you to upgrade come October 22?