Even though Windows 10 It will be a free update for those users who have a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, those who find it necessary to purchase a copy in stores will have various possibilities and prices, depending on the version. This is what a publication of Newegg last Saturday, when on its website it showed information related to the next version of Windows 10.
And it seems that the leak has had its effect, since Microsoft has not been slow to make public the official date of availability of Windows 10, which is set for July 29. This is what the company announces through the Windows Blog website.
The information leaked by Newegg indicated the date of August 31. A copy in vWindows 10 Home OEM version it would cost around $ 109. For its part, a copy Windows 10 Professional OEM would present a price of 149 dollars. The page itself does not reveal the main differences between the Home version and the Windows Professional Edition, both developed with home computers in mind.
Newegg also hinted that copies of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit They will be priced at $ 100 and $ 140 respectively. Microsoft did not want to confirm the information leaked by the website. However, days ago a company spokeswoman highlighted that “we are very happy to offer a free update, during the first year, to existing users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as well as for those who currently handle mobile terminals with Windows Phone 8.1 ”. The spokeswoman also added that “Windows 10 will be available this summer, and we look forward to sharing more details about how the update will be offered at a later date.”
Newegg it also revealed the minimum requirements it sets Microsoft in order to undertake said operating system update. These are computers that have at least a 1 GHz processor speed, 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit computers or 2 GB for 64-bit computers, 16 GB of free space on the hard disk, graphics that support DirectX9 with WDDM driver, as well as an account Microsoft with internet access.
The new version will include the voice assistantCortana with the new Web browser known as Edge. In addition, it will transmit the games of the Xbox One through the new app Xbox, and will allow users in an integrated way the use of cloud storage provided by the service known as Onedrive. Official notices confirmed that Windows 10 will be a free update for current users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, something that the official Blog of Brandon LeBlanc confirmed again last Saturday night.