Microsoft has unveiled their new operating system, Windows 8, latest in the line of Windows operating systems. Millions of computer enthusiasts have been anxiously waiting for this big release right from the beginning of this year. Consumers and businesses across the globe will now be able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer, including a enhanced user interface called ‘Metro’ and host of applications. Ever since the initial announcement from Microsoft about their latest operating system, Windows 8, much hype has been created the new OS. The pricing information around Windows 8 has been trickling out over the past couple of months. So, here in this post, we will be diving into a bit more details about the various offer prices that is made available for upgrading to Windows 8.
Windows 8 Upgrade Offer
Microsoft, in their official announcement in June, has stated that a Windows 8 upgrade offer will be provided for users who have purchased PCs that are powered by Windows 7 between early June 2012 and January 2013. According to the information given in the announcement, users need to pay the offer price of $14.99 for being eligible to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. Later, in July, Microsoft also announced another big offer for the millions of users who own computers that are powered by previous versions of Windows operating system that include Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. According to this offer, users need to pay the offer price of $39.99 for upgrading to Windows 8. In addition, Microsoft also indicated that Windows 8 testers who have their PCs licensed to run
on any of the aforementioned operating system will be eligible for the $39.99 offer.
According to official sources, Windows 8 system builder pricing will be largely consistent with Windows 7 system-builder pricing. It’s expected that Windows 8 will be priced just under $100 for system builders for each copy of the operating system. Well, Windows 8 Pro version is expected to cost $20 to $40 more for each copy.
Apparently, the system builder cost of 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium version is being offered now at an offer price of approximately $90 (the original price is $129).
So, all you Windows fans out there who are reading this post make the most out of this discount offer and get your copy of Windows 8 OS.