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Dell offers Microsoft downloads now.. I guess that’s a good thing… they seem excited about it…


Dell Download Store Now Offers Microsoft Software Unboxed

  • Dell Download Store is the First Non-Microsoft Consumer Site Authorized for Popular Downloads
  • Customers Gain Lower Prices, Choice and Convenience at www.Dell.com/downloads

ROUND ROCK, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–People in the market for Microsoft Office and other titles from Microsoft now can save time and money by downloading the popular software via the Dell Download Store. In an agreement announced today for U.S. customers, the capability to download Microsoft products such as Word, Excel and Outlook is now available from the Dell Download Store, a fast-growing online superstore that also features top titles from companies such as McAfee, Intuit, CA and Webroot.

The News

The Dell Download Store becomes the first non-Microsoft site where people can go to download Microsoft software such as Word, Excel and Outlook. Advantages include:

  • Great prices. For example, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007– one of the top-selling software titles in the U.S.– is priced at $129.99 compared with the suggested retail price of $149.99;
  • Choice and convenience. The Dell Download Store offers people the choice of buying popular software titles when and how they want.

If Dell Download Store customers need to reload software on a new PC or to resolve problems such as a crashed hard drive, they can log in to their “digital locker” and download previously purchased titles at no extra charge.

Launched in January, about 10,000 people on average visit the Dell Download Store each week.

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“With everyday savings plus on-demand access, the Dell Download Store addresses our customers’ two main concerns: price and immediacy. In addition, downloading is a more environmentally friendly way to purchase and distribute software because there’s no need for packaging material.” — Geoff Surkamer, general manager, Dell Global Digital Distribution.

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