Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Office for Home

A couple of people recently asked me where to buy Microsoft Office for their home computer. My stock answer is always CostCo or BestBuy because they will consistently have the best price on any random day.

But I wanted to point out an special advertisement that I got today from Amazon. Amazon usually has very good prices on most everything as well. Here it is:


Microsoft Home and Student edition is licensed in a unique way. It is limited to those computers that you have in your home and don’t use for business. (a laptop you use at work and home is counted as a work computer) As a reward though, it is licensed to load on 3 computers. So if you have 3 computers at home you only need to purchase 1 copy. Amazon doesn’t tell you that little juicy tidbit.

So if you have 3 computers, that’s $28.33 per computer for Microsoft office. You get Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote in this package. Not too shabby.

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At 3:11 PM, Blogger Amy - Harbor Computer Services said...

Reader Rick Schummer says: One other thing you might want to mention is that this version of Office does not have an upgrade path. When Office 14 come out the customers have to purchase another full license of the new version and only if they want the new version.

Good point Rick. If you get this version you won't be buying an "upgrade" version next time. You'll just buy the next version when it's available or when you need it.


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