Windows 7 Versions and What The They Contain

Windows 7 Versions

Windows 7 Versions and their respective markets

Windows 7 Starter

  • Available worldwide to OEMs on new PCs
  • Missing Aero UI tweaks
  • Limited to 3 simultaneous applications

Windows 7 Home Basic (Vista equivalent: $200)

  • Only available in emerging markets
  • Missing Aero UI tweaks

Windows 7 Home Premium (Vista equivalent: $260)

  • Available worldwide, to OEMs and in retail
  • Includes Aero UI tweaks
  • Features multi-touch capabilities
  • Adds “premium” games
  • Adds media capabilities (Media Center, DVD playback, DVD creation, etc.)
  • Can create home network groups

Windows 7 Professional (Vista equivalent: $300)

  • Available worldwide, to OEMs and in retail
  • Includes all features of Premium
  • Adds enhanced networking capabilities (Remote Desktop host, domain support, offline folders, etc.)
  • Adds Mobility Center
  • Adds Presentation Mode

Windows 7 Enterprise

  • Available only in volume licenses
  • Includes all features of Professional
  • Adds Branch Cache
  • Adds Direct Access
  • Adds BitLocker

Windows 7 Ultimate (Vista equivalent: $320)

  • Limited OEM and retail availability
  • Includes all features of Enterprise

Via:Engadget