Office Home and Student will be bundled for free in every Windows RT tabtop (tablet + laptop). So if you buy a more powerful Windows 8 Intel powered PC you will have to buy it at an average 89€ on most online stores.
The logic behind this choice is beyond common understanding. On the entry level tabtop running Windows RT you’ll get more software to create content than on a regular laptop running Windows 8.
My understanding of the frontier between the two OS is that with a taptop you do some light work and you consume a lot of Internet and multimedia. On a laptop running Windows 8 you work and produce content with the like of Microsoft Office software.
My view is that the Office giveaway on Windows RT is there to justify the price of the OS in front of Android.
But is it a wise choice or will it upset high end consumer that might start to be upset being milked so obviously on Office software? Will it create some appetite for Libre Office software?