Ladies and gentlemen, Microsoft just announced that Windows 8 Pro is available for pre-order starting today! The offer is a packaged DVD that contains the Windows 8 Pro upgrade and it is priced at $69.99 USD from many retailers including form the Microsoft Store, BestBuy, Amazon, Staples, and Office Depot.
The new official packaging will feature 5 different illustrations, very colorful and attractive! Metro look (see gallery below) — Heck! If you have the money, you can collect them all. The software giant is also noting that they now offer a more environmentally friendly package, which allows to reduce packaging weight by 41% and it reduces 80% of greenhouse gas and fossil fuel consumption in its production.
Now if can wait until the launch day, October 26th, you can get the bits from the Windows.com for $39.99 using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. The company will support 140 countries, with 37 languages, and you’ll be able to give them the money in 23 different currencies!
Furthermore, the software giant also stated that also today, you can pre-order new Windows 8 PCs from selected partners including Sony, Acer, Dell, HP, and ASUS.
With the next Microsoft’s operating system launch just a few days away, the company is starting the pre-order party at the right time. However, there is a good chance that many users will just wait until the launch day to download the copy of Windows 8, which will offer the same features and at a discounted price.
As we getting closer to the official release day, you may want to start deciding if you are going to do a clean install or an upgrade to Windows 8. Check out our guides to help you move to the next Microsoft platform:
- The ultimate guide to prepare your PC to install Windows 8 [All you need to know]
- How to install Windows 8 from scratch – Clean installation guide [Step-by-Step]
- How to upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7, Vista or XP [Step-by-Step]
Are you getting the retail box version or are you buying the digital version? Be the first and let us know in the comments below.
Update Oct. 15, 2012
Microsoft Store is also offering a version of Windows 8 Pro Pack, which include Windows Media Center with it.
Source Windows Blog