MS Vista Won't Add To PC Prices
I remember that just a few months ago, every darn tech blogger out there (me included) used to yell at the top of their lungs that Vista was going to make computers unaffordable by increasing their selling prices drastically. Well guess what? It seems we were wrong. Vista preloaded PCs are going to be sold in the exact same price range as XP ones used to be.
At such e-retailers as Newegg.com, the price of so-called OEM editions of Vista -- those sold to smaller-scale system builders as opposed to large computer makers like Dell or Hewlett-Packard -- are on average $10 more than comparable versions of Windows XP.
Yes, I know, bloggers are an excitable bunch and jump to conclusions a bit too quickly. But hey, admit it, without hype the blogosphere wouldn't be much fun would it?