Windows 8 upgrade to cost $39.99
Linkedin

Windows 8 upgrade to cost $39.99

Redmond : WA : USA | Jul 02, 2012 at 3:32 PM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Microsoft 70-680: 1.5 - Upgrading to Windows 7

Taking a bite out of Apple’s playbook yet again, Microsoft unveiled pricing for their new operating system, Windows 8. During an official blog post, the company claims users can upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 – essentially any OS prior to Windows 8.

Additionally, Windows 8 will be sold exclusively online via Windows.com. Like Apple did with OS X Lion, Microsoft encourages users to download the upgrade directly from the Internet, with the option to purchase a backup DVD for $15, plus shipping and handling. If you prefer to install using a physical disc, Windows 8 Pro will sell for $69.99 in retail stores.

Unfortunately, there’s a catch: to expedite market adoption, Microsoft is calling this pricing a “promotion,” which ends January 31, 2013. Post-promotion pricing isn’t clear or likely even established yet. The bottom line: upgrade your system before January 31, 2013

1 of 2
Next
An upgrade to the most basic version of Windows 7 costs 120 dollars in the US
An upgrade to the most basic version of Windows 7 costs 120 dollars in the US
Joseph Thomas is based in Redwood City, California, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.