A new ZDNet article just revealed Windows 8 pricing. Although Microsoft still hasn’t officially released the price, it’s partner Newegg.com has. Based on what I’ve seen, the Windows 8 pricing is more palatable than previous editions. Users are more inclined to purchase since prices seem more reasonable. In addition, Microsoft has reduced and simplified the number of OS choices to just four. It’s amazing what simplicity does to lessen the user confusion. Here are the four choices:
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.
I suggest you get over to Newegg.com and pre-order Windows 8. They offer a $10.00 discount.
Finally, Windows 8 scheduled release date is October 26.