When we saw that, we thought it couldn’t actually be. Outlook, of all things, is not included in Home and Student 2021? But yes, that’s exactly how it is. If you want to write e-mails with the stand-alone version with Outlook, you have to resort to the Home and Business 2021 version for an extra 100 $.
From our point of view, this is on the one hand a clever, but also perfidious marketing calculation in which the customer should of course be pressed to buy the Home and Business 2021 version. You could have done without other features with Home and Student 2021, but please not Outlook. This gutted the whole suite.
But well, it is as it is, and if you do the math and compare the price of $ 249.99 for a one-time purchase for Home and Business 2021 with the subscription price for Office 365 of $ 99.99 per, and you can almost rely on it that the next Office version will probably be released in 3 years, then the customer will save almost $ 50 in total over the 3 years.
By the way:
The prices that are currently available are all given in US dollars, but just assume that the price is transferred 1 to 1 in euros regardless of the euro-dollar exchange rate.