Windows 8 Available for Preorder

By: Craig Llyod, Slash Gear Email
By: Craig Llyod, Slash Gear Email

Just a few days ago, Amazon’s UK website revealed the packaging to various versions of Windows 8 Pro. However, no pricing details were available at the time. Today, though, online retailers are starting to post up their listings of Windows 8 with prices and all. Plus, the upcoming OS is available for pre-order right now.

This morning SlashGear noticed posted up their Windows 8 listings with upgrade versions as well as full OEM versions. The upgrades are priced at $69, which will allow you to seamlessly upgrade your Windows XP, Vista, or 7 PC straight to Windows 8. They offer a version with the disc and all, or you can go for the product key-only, both will cost you $69 each.

Newegg also has Windows 8 and Windows 8 Professional up on their site, both are available in 32-bit or 64-bit flavors. The regular Windows 8 variant will cost $99 for either the 32-bit or 64-bit version, and Windows 8 Professional will cost $139 for either 32-bit or 64-bit. The prices are comparable to past Windows operating systems. However, Newegg is offering a $10 pre-order discount if you buy the OS before it launches.

SlashGear also decided to peek over to Amazon to see if they had Windows 8 up for pre-order, and indeed they did, but they could only find the Windows 8 Pro upgrade version. They're not sure when they’ll list the rest, but it should be soon considering Newegg is already up and going.
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