The pricing of Windows Home Server hasn’t been released, and it never officially will be. Officially, there is no retail version of Home Server, just the version made for the system builder/OEM channel. Sellers of that version will probably not say what they paid for it, and Microsoft isn’t telling, so different stores will come up with different prices for the install disk.
What we do know is that a few places are selling Home Server, and this is what they are charging:
- $264 New Zealand, or $179.76 in US dollars, plus GSTax.
- $287.23 New Zealand, or $195.62 in US dollars, including GSTax.
- Â£75.94, or $150.32, not including VAT. Â£89.23 including VAT, or $176.62.
- â‚¬131,67 to â‚¬150 from eight suppliers, or $176.98-201.62.
- $229.96 Australian dollars, or $180.31.
How much will you pay? I can guarantee it won’t be higher than $175, except at price gouging online stores, and I expect the price to be $150 at most places. If the Europeans are getting a raw deal, then $125 might even be possible. At those prices, turning an old computer into a Home Server is going to look like a great idea.