Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 have been launched in Malaysia. Are you tempting to get them? Here are the different Windows Vista and Office 2007 price lists I collected in Malaysia.
Windows Vista and Office 2007 Full Version
I got the price list from the official Microsoft outlet at Low Yat Plaza. It is correct to the date I got them.
|Windows Vista Home Premium||RM 899|
|Windows Vista Business||RM 1,199|
|Windows Vista Ultimate||RM 1,499|
|MS Office 2007 Home and Student*||RM 599|
|MS Office 2007 Standard||RM 1,299|
|MS Office 2007 Small Business||RM 1,499|
|MS Office 2007 Professional||RM 1,599|
Windows Vista and Office 2007 OEM Full Version
Here is the price list I got from a computer shop in Low Yat Plaza for OEM version of Windows Vista and Office 2007. OEM version software is only available with new computer purchase.
|Windows Vista Home Premium (OEM)||RM 395|
|Windows Vista Business (OEM)||RM 485|
|Windows Vista Ultimate (OEM)||RM 680|
|MS Office 2007 Home and Student* (OEM)||RM 410|
|MS Office 2007 Standard (OEM)||RM 555|
|MS Office 2007 Small Business (OEM)||RM 765|
|MS Office 2007 Professional (OEM)||RM 1,040|
*Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student edition is limited to home users and schools. Each license can be installed on up to three (3) computers.
Should I buy original full version or OEM version?
I am sure you have noticed the big price (over 50%) different between the original full version (FPP) and OEM. Which one should we choose, OEM or FPP? Let’s take a look of the differences between licenses (they have NO difference in software wise).
|OEM License||FPP License|
From the table, we know that although OEM is cheaper but it is only available with a NEW PC, CANNOT be transfered to another PC, and NO technical support from Microsoft.
My two cents
Overall, the prices of Windows Vista and Office 2007 (OEM version) are lower than I expected. I am delighted by MS Office 2007 Home and Student edition that can be installed on 3 PC with one license (Anyone please confirm?).
If you gonna get a new PC, I recommend cheap OEM version. The money saved is enough get you a big LCD monitor! Afterall, how often do you transfer license to another PC and call Microsoft for support?