Windows 8 Price to Increase Significantly in February (Updated)

Windows 8 Price to Increase Significantly in February


Update (January 22, 2013): We've received the confirmed local pricing of the various Windows 8 upgrade editions from Microsoft Singapore, and has updated the table below.

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. Under the current promotion, it costs only US$39.99 (S$49.99 in Singapore) to upgrade your existing Windows installation to Windows 8 Pro.

According to a blog post on the official Windows blog, the basic Windows 8 upgrade edition will retail for US$119.99 (S$159), while the Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will cost US$199.99 (S$289). Those already running the basic version of Windows 8 will need to pay US$100 (S$139) for the Windows 8 Pro Pack upgrade (it's S$89 if you act now).

According to Mashable, the Windows 8 System Builder OEM product for DIY PC builders will cost between US$100 to US$165.

Here's a table detailing the various prices of Windows 8 starting from February 1:

Windows Version US Price SG Price
Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition US$199.99 S$289
Windows 8 upgrade edition US$119.99 S$159
Windows 8 Pro Pack (upgrade from basic to pro) US$99.99 S$139
Windows 8 Media Center Pack US$9.99 S$19

Source: Microsoft Windows Blog, via Mashable.

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