Windows 8 Pro Pre-orders begin, confirms price!

As I’m sure many of you will know, Microsoft has never really been that generous when it comes to pricing Microsoft Windows, amounts can exceed something crazy sometimes for their “ultimate” deal, but as we rumoured earlier this year, it seems on Windows 8, Microsoft are being a bit more reasonable!

On the Windows Team Blog, Microsoft announced that pre-orders for Windows 8 Pro (DVD) will now be available for $69.99 USD (around £43*) at select retailers, including, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot and the Microsoft Store and many more.

They also announced that upgrades via download will be available on the 26th October for $39.99 (around £24*). The downloads will be available in 140 countries worldwide, with 37 languages, and 23 supported currencies. The limited time upgrade offer will only be available until January 31st, 2013.

Just like with Windows previously, those who purchase (or have purchased) an eligible Windows 7 PC anytime between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 USD (around £9.30*) which will be redeemable starting October 26th.

Some Windows 8 PC’s can now be pre-ordered for delivery by the 26th.

For more information, check out the offer at Microsoft here.

Are you impressed by Windows 8, is it enough to make you pre-order?.

NOTE: UK Prices estimated upon USD to GBP conversion rate. No UK prices have been announced as of yet, just US.

Published by R-Tech

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