Windows 8 Prices Revert to Normal on February 1
If you're still sitting on the fence with regards to a Windows 8 upgrade, now might be a good time to make a firm decision. Microsoft will be ending its upgrade promotion on January 31, 2013. Under the current promotion, it costs only US$39.99 to upgrade your existing Windows installation to Windows 8.
According to a blog post on the official Windows blog, the basic Windows 8 upgrade edition will retail for US$119.99, while the Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will cost US$199.99. Those already running the basic version of Windows 8 will need to pay US$99 for the Windows 8 Pro Pack upgrade. According to Mashable, the Windows 8 System Builder OEM product for DIY PC builders will cost between US$100 to US$165.
Below is a table that comprises the U.S. prices of Windows 8 starting in February.
|Windows Version||US Price|
|Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Edition||US$199.99|
|Windows 8 Upgrade Edition||US$119.99|
|Windows 8 Pro Pack (Upgrade from Basic to Pro)||US$99.99|
|Windows 8 Media Center Pack||US$9.99|