Microsoft has finally announced the opening of the booking period in the U.S. and prices for Windows 8, confirming that we are faced with the cheapest operating system in the history of Microsoft.
With availability on October 26, versions that can be booked and prices are:
- Windows 8 (full version) – $99.99
- Windows 8 Professional (full version) – $139.99
- Windows 8 Pro Pack (Product Key only) – $69.99
- Windows 8 Professional (Upgrade) – $69.99
The first two commercial editions are complete although Windows 8 will not exist as such a retail version but will be provided through the license Personal Use License for System Builder. This is a new type of license enabling the user to install and run on an older computer or new private construction, the same OEM license that Microsoft offers manufacturers.
As for Windows 8 Pro Pack, it is the upgrade version from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, provided with a code to download without physical drive.
The fourth option corresponds to the boxed version to upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows XP Pro, Vista and 7. Remember, Microsoft has announced updates to such a lower price of $39.90 but in this case via online download.
Extensive options, the most economical in the release of any Windows, to buy or upgrade Windows 8/Pro and promotion in addition to upgrade to Windows 8 for $ 14.99 for Windows PCs that have been purchased since 2 July 2012 until 31 January 2013. If you wish to pre-order a version for yourself you can do that from Microsoft web site at following link. Bring the best out of your 512MB Nokia mobile phone by installing a compatible Windows 8 software.