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dreamcaster012 01-19-2013 06:55 AM

PSA: $40 Win8 Pro upgrades going to $200 on Feb. 1st
 
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If you plan on getting Win8 upgrades, do it before Feb. 1st. Prices on the normal and Pro versions go up to $120 and $200.

This isn't a deal really...just a reminder!

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/1...-upgrades/

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-I...-windows-8


EDIT: Also remember to get your free Media Center keys before time expires, saves you $10.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-U...ture-packs

dzap 01-19-2013 06:57 AM

After using Windows 8 final for the past 2 weeks. I really like it (granted I disabled metro from startup and brought back my start menu, but beside the point).

I however did get my license for free, and have considered paying $15 for another one, but Microsoft must be joking if they think anyone is going to buy it for $120-$200.

ecsa0014 01-19-2013 07:00 AM

I've known prices would go up after January all along but this seems like a really dumb move on MS's part.
Win8 hasn't been a great seller at $40, What makes MS think that raising the price is going to help things??? Also, with talks of a new Windows OS being released sometime this year, I can't see many wanting to drop $200 on an unpopular and soon to be outdated OS.

I have Win8 and like it (mostly) but it carries a large learning curve for many (mainly those less tech knowledgeable). I haven't upgraded my parents PCs, at $40 each, because I know it would be a nightmare for them (and me).

dreamcaster012 01-19-2013 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ecsa0014 (Post 56957244)
I've known prices would go up after January all along but this seems like a really dumb move on MS's part.
Win8 hasn't been a great seller at $40, What makes MS think that raising the price is going to help things??? Also, with talks of a new Windows OS being released sometime this year, I can't see many wanting to drop $200 on an unpopular and soon to be outdated OS.

I have Win8 and like it (mostly) but it carrys a large learning curve for many (mainly those less tech knowledgeable). I haven't upgraded my parents PCs, at $40 each, because I know it would be a nightmare for them (and me).

I completely agree with you. I think they'd do best to leave it at $40, maybe even $60 if they want to raise it after a promotion period. Considering Apple's upgrades although yearly come out at about $20 per upgrade, $200 is way to steep.


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