Windows 8 Pricing Released

So… here it is… what Windows 8 will cost if you want to go there.

Prices and packaging for Windows 8 go public

“Update: And now it’s official. A Microsoft blog post reveals the pricing and packaging of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade and says preorders will be available from ‘, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot and the Microsoft Store and many more.’ The post also notes that OEM PCs with Windows 8 will be available for preorder: ‘Also starting today, you will be able to pre-order new Windows 8 PCs and devices from OEM partners such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Samsung and Sony.’

Online retailer today began taking preorders for Windows 8. In the process, they unveiled prices and packaging details that Microsoft has not yet publicly announced.

The Newegg page lists four separate products:

  • Windows 8 Professional Upgrade – $69.99 (save $130)
  • Windows 8 Pro Pack – Product Key Card (no media) – $69.99 (save $30)
  • Windows 8 (Full Version) – OEM $99.99
  • Windows 8 Pro (Full Version) – OEM $139.99

The two OEM products are available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

In addition, Newegg is offering a $10 preorder discount on Windows 8 preorders (the offer appears in an email to customers).”

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