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Windows 8 Upgrade Pricing Goes Up Next Month – Get Your Copy Today!
Today is the LAST day to buy a computer with Windows 7 on it and be able to buy the Windows 8 upgrade for only $14.99. As we reported back in August, Microsoft is offering upgrades on any Windows 7 PCs bought between June 2nd, 2012 and today. If you’re thinking of buying a new laptop or computer that runs Windows, go TODAY, January 31st! While you can still register for the upgrade until February 28th, today is the last day you can purchase the computer and qualify for the upgrade. Register for your upgrade here.
If you did not buy a new computer, the last day to purchase a copy of Windows 8 for $39.99 is today. Again, that’s TODAY, January 31st, 2012. You can buy a copy from Microsoft here. Other sellers have offered various rebates/freebies/gifts cards with purchase of a Windows 8 upgrade in the past (I bought my copy for $60 on Amazon, but it came with a $30 Amazon credit), so it helps to shop around. Starting February 1, the Windows 8 upgrade price is $119.99 for the standard version of Windows 8 and $199.99 for the Pro edition. The only discount Microsoft is currently offering after February 1st is $69.99 for Windows 8 Pro for qualifying students.
If you haven’t decided yet if you want to upgrade to Windows 8, or are planning on buying a new computer in the near future, it may be a good idea to go get a copy of Windows 8 today and save yourself some cash.
UPDATE: All good things must end, and this deal is dead as a doorknob! I got mine, did you get yours?
I realize I’ve had some substantial slackage of late, and for that I apologize. But on the bright side, today I’ve got a fantastic deal you should check out, and I just ordered one myself. TigerDirect is offering a refurbished Acer Aspire One Netbook for $199 with $1.99 shipping. I managed to get out the door for just over $201. The thing that sold me on it was that when I went to google reviews for it, I found that NotebookReview gave it very high marks and that, surprisingly to me, it also appears to be one of the best performing netbooks on the market compared to a bunch of others. That’ll all change once the nVidia ION platform launches, of course, but let’s face it, those will probably be twice the price for awhile, especially if their performance metrics are even close to what nVidia is claiming.
Interestingly, I also found a Youtube video demonstrating that this netbook will run Mac OSX, which I find surprising. I’ve also found that with a little work you can get the system to run Vista (ugh, why bother with that turd?), Windows 7 RC1, or even Ubuntu Linux if that’s your flavor. Pretty cool!
As if it werent strange enough that Microsoft has publicly released the beta of the next version of Windows, possibly over a year early if their statement that “Windows 7 may not be out in 2009″ ends up being true, Microsoft has now announced that Win7s new Personalize Your PC website has launched. The new site (or Service, as the case may be) offers a variety of new themes, desktop backgrounds and gadgets for your desktop or Windows Sideshow (did that really ever materialize on any laptops?), all of which are, I suppose, geared toward making your PC feel more “you” centric.
And by “you” I mean “Me”, because we might as well just face it right now: this world revolves around me and should be personalized accordingly.