Microsoft recently announces final pricing of Windows 8 Pro upgrade, the latest operating system will cost $199.99 (Rs.11,000) from 1st of February. The final pricing of Windows 8 Pro is about five times more than the promotional price of $39.99 (Rs.1,999) which is offered till 31st January, this year. The software giant is of course going to cost more for an operating system when compared to earlier Windows operating system editions and with integration of live tiles, the Windows 8 Pro is all set to burn your pockets.
Not only Windows 8 Pro is going to cost more from 1st of February, the Windows 8 upgrade will also inflate to $119.99 (Rs.6.6K approx.). On the other hand, the Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 (Rs.500 approx.) which is available for free till 31st January. And lastly, the Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 (Rs.5,000 approx.) which is available for $9.99 till the promotional offer.
Final Pricing of Windows 8 upgraded editions as follows:
- The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $199.99 MSRP (U.S.).
- 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.).
Microsoft also releases an offer, in the month of August, last year, to upgrade all the qualifying Windows 7 PCs which are purchased between the period from 2nd of June to 31st of January. The upgrade costs $14.99 (Rs.699) and the term qualifying Windows 7 PC is related to a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity, product key for and pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate.
While all the earlier Windows operating system editions were designed for non-touch input, all the Windows 8 editions are designed for touch-enable as well as for regular desktop environments. While Windows 8 Pro is the flagship operating system, the Windows 8 is for Home desktops and notebooks, the Windows RT is also present in the lineup for low-budget tablets. For large organisations, Microsoft also introduced Windows 8 Pro Enterprise editions for faster performance.
Consumers can get Windows 8 Pro upgrade by going through Microsoft Store. Of course, there is support also available for help related to upgrade. So are going to grab a copy of Windows 8 edition at promotional price or waiting for a price rise?