Have even the remotest interest in Windows 8? Think you may upgrade, or will want to upgrade, in the future? If so, right now is the time to grab it.
As mentioned on dotTech earlier, Microsoft is running a promotion that allows everyone with Windows XP SP3 and higher to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. There is another promotion for people who recently bought Windows 7 PCs to grab Windows 8 Pro for $14.99. Both these promotions end on January 31, 2013; starting February 1, 2013, Windows 8 Pro upgrade goes to the normal price of $199.99.
Aside from Windows 8 Pro going to $199.99 starting February, here are the pricing details for other versions of Windows 8:
- 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.).
Grab Windows 8 Pro now, if you want it — otherwise forever hold your peace.