, RobGreenly wrote

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I've heard that Microsoft charges $99 to the OEMs for Windows 8, and being closely tied, Microsoft can charge themselves a lot less. So, the OEMs can never compete with Microsoft on price irregardless how high they raise the price.

Samsung manufactures displays, SSDs, and DRAM. So, Microsoft can never compete with Samsung on price regardless of how high they raise the price.