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Microsoft drops price of Windows 8 upgrade in UK

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Aug 2012 20:46 User comments (6)

Microsoft drops price of Windows 8 upgrade in UK Microsoft has dropped the price for a Windows 8 Pro upgrade, from the previously stated 39.99 to 24.99 in the UK.
The original statement, with the higher price, upset Windows fans in the nation, who would have been paying much more than their U.S. counterparts, who get the upgrade for $40 USD.

Microsoft says the original price was a mis-communication between the company and its press agency.

Windows 8 will be available on October 26th.

The operating system is the centerpiece of the company's overhaul, which includes a new Office suite, Windows Phone 8, and Windows RT, built for ARM-based tablets.

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6 user comments

131.8.2012 20:06

Having relocated to Philippines, no mention of availability or prices here. Then they wonder why the proliferation of piracy here in Asia, but as most users here only earn $10 a month, how can they afford US prices??? A pirate copy costs only $1 in the local markets.
John

231.8.2012 22:59

Hmm.

Maybe already publicised here, haven't seen, but wonder what the price will be here in good ol' Oztralia.
We're sometimes called the "Lucky Country" here, but not when it comes down to prices of the same items available overseas.

Rip off, by major companies is the name of the game here!

331.8.2012 23:09

Originally posted by Disked:
Hmm.

Maybe already publicised here, haven't seen, but wonder what the price will be here in good ol' Oztralia.
We're sometimes called the "Lucky Country" here, but not when it comes down to prices of the same items available overseas.

Rip off, by major companies is the name of the game here!
I agree fully, Oz is left way behind when it comes to price. If the product can be sold in the US for US$40.00 then the asking price here should be around AU$40.00, that's being generous considering current exchange rates. The retailers will of course double it and blame freight.

431.8.2012 23:29

Or they will say its the charge levied so that you get a warranty. That's their excuse for charging double in the UK.

52.9.2012 10:10

24 is not double $40 US, today at current exchange rates $40 is 25.21.

I probably won't move from Win 7 to 8 but at that sort of price I am more tempted than put off.
So long as I hear the conversion is easy & fault-free.

65.9.2012 3:54

Ooh, I've got several XP keys I can use for this. Tempting.

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