Microsoft today announced prices for their upcoming operating system Windows 8. The newer Windows will be available as upgrade-only software.. unlike Windows 7 ($200) which is available as a full, stand-alone OS installation.
Windows 8 DVD upgrade pack is priced at $70 per pack which is available for pre-order & download-only package is priced at $40 which will be available from its launch date on October 26 .
Computers running Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7 can upgrade to the latest Windows 8 but, Microsoft is yet to reveal price & release plan for full OS pack.
If you’ve purchased Windows 7 Desktop or Laptop between June 2, 2012 or happen to buy one before January 2013 then you can upgrade to Windows 8 PRO for just $15 or Rs. 699/-. Pre-ordering branded Windows 8 Desktop from Samsung, Dell, Acer is also now possible however, they only be available after October 26.
No plans revealed for Microsoft Surface tablet yet.
How many of you are willing to upgrade?