Windows 8 pricing Increased per February 1
Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc shares the new Windows 8 pricing that will go into effect on February 1, 2013. Despite the poor adoption of the new operating system, Microsoft decided that the current cheap upgrade offer will not be extended beyond January 31st, 2013. After that date, you'll have to cough up $199.99 to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, significantly more than the current $39.99.
Windows 8 upgrade editions will be priced as follows starting in February:
- The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $199.99 MSRP (U.S.).
- The Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $119.99 MSRP (U.S.).
- The Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 MSRP (U.S.).
- The Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 MSRP (U.S.).
But we have our promotional offer available until January 31st 2013, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 ERP* (U.S.) via Windows.com using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant or pick up a DVD copy at a local retailer for just $69.99 ERP* (U.S.). If you bought an eligible Windows 7 PC between June 2nd and January 31st, 2013 – be sure to register for the Windows Upgrade Offer and upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 ERP*** (U.S.). If you upgrade to the Windows 8 edition or buy a PC with the Windows 8 edition pre-installed and want to move to the Windows 8 Pro edition– you can purchase the Windows 8 Pro Pack (previously known as Windows Anytime Upgrade) directly within Windows 8 by going to the Start screen and typing “Add Features to Windows 8” and at participating retailers for $69.99 MSRP (U.S.) until January 31st. If are running Windows 8 Pro and want Windows Media Center and DVD playback, you can add the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free until January 31st**.
If you are building your own PC from scratch, looking to run Windows 8 in a Virtual Machine (VM), or looking to run Windows 8 on a second hard drive partition – you will want to purchase the Windows 8 edition or Windows 8 Pro edition OEM product known as “System Builder”. You can find these products online at local retailers.
ASUS might make a Windows Phone - 01/17/2013 05:39 PM
In an interview with Wall Street Journal, ASUS corporate VP of mobile communication products Benson Lin revealed that the company is interested in making Windows Phone smartphones. Lin even said that ...
New Xbox might have 8-core CPU, 8GB ram and Windows 8 kernel - 01/11/2013 12:42 PM
On a Chinese forum an ex-Ubisoft employee reports that the new Xbox might have an 8-core AMD CPU, 8GB ram and Windows 8 kernel. Next to that the Xbox would get a Radeon HD 8000 based graphics solut...
Panasonic 10.1-inch Windows 8 Pro and 7-inch Android rugged tablets - 01/10/2013 09:28 AM
Panasonic expands its Toughpad family with two new rugged business tablets; a 10.1" Windows 8 Pro version (Toughpad FZ-G1) and a 7" Android 4.0 model (Toughpad JT-B1). Panasonic today exte...
Dell Latitude 10 $Windows 8 tablet revealed costs 499 USD - 01/10/2013 09:27 AM
Dell introduces new Latitude 10 tablets with Windows 8, the 64GB model is available today for $579 while the 32GB version will ship in the coming months for $499 (though the cheapest model shows for 5...
Windows 8 adoption rate falls way behind Windows Vista - 12/29/2012 09:32 AM
More and more data arrives, it seems Windows 8 is indeed selling pretty bad despite the cheap upgrade offers. A new chart published by Net Applications shows that Windows 8's uptake trajectory fell b...