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  Microsoft Said to Cut Windows Price 70% to Counter Rivals
Time: 06:42 EST/11:42 GMT | News Source: Bloomberg | Posted By: Byron Hinson

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is cutting the price of Windows 8.1 by 70 percent for makers of low-cost computers and tablets as they try to fend off cheaper rivals like Google Inc. (GOOG)ís Chromebooks, people familiar with the program said. Manufacturers will be charged $15 to license Windows 8.1 and preinstall it on devices that retail for less than $250, instead of the usual fee of $50, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details arenít public. The discount will apply to any products that meet the price limit, with no restrictions on the size or type of device, the people said.

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#1 By 1401 (65.255.137.61) at 2/24/2014 9:06:52 AM
I still plan on buying the Asus Chromebox when it comes out next month...

#2 By 28801 (68.44.220.197) at 3/1/2014 2:02:53 PM
why?

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