By now everybody with even a little bit of interest in technology must have noticed that WINDOWS 8 is out. The advertising is almost everywhere as much so as being in your face.
Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide.
Reviews and comparisons from people who already have used this product mentions useful features like not needing a antivirus anymore due to the Window’s antivirus “windows Defender” already built in , the operating system being more snappy and loading faster , and the desktop search being much better than windows 7. With most Australian Technology retailers now advertising and retailing windows 8, expect some hot competition and advertising to flog this product.
Microsoft also said PC makers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung and Sony were also now taking pre-orders for machines with Windows 8 pre-installed. Expect price comparisons to bring down the price of this software by retailers as time goes by .
Australian Retailers – Windows 8 Price comparison
Office works – www.officeworks.com.au
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (upgrade) $48.72
(This version installs Microsoft Windows 8 Pro from a previous version of Windows.)
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro pack $48.72
(This version upgrades existing machines with Microsoft Windows 8 to Microsoft Windows 8 Pro)
JB HI FI – http://www.jbhifi.com.au/
Windows 8 Pro upgrade $ 58 Online ($69 In Brochure)
(Microsoft Windows 8 Pro [Upgrade from Windows 7 ]
Windows 8 Pro pack $ 58 & ( $ 69)
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Pack [Upgrade from Windows 8]
Harvey Norman – http://www.harveynorman.com.au/
Windows 8 Pro upgrade $ 58 Online price
Windows 8 Pro pack $ 58 Online price
Dick Smith – http://dicksmith.com.au/
MS WIN 8 Pro – 1 License -Windows 8 Pro upgrade $ 57.99 Online price
MS WIN 8 Pro Pack – 1 License -Windows 8 Pro pack $ 57.99 Online price
Office works seems to be offering the most reasonable price at time of publishing this at $48.72 for the windows 8, with the most dear price at $58 by JB HIFI.
£24.99 (Upgrades £15 for computers bought from Jan 2012)
Microsoft is providing a UK English version of Windows 8, as well as special versions that don’t include Windows Media Player, to comply with a 2004 European Commission ruling.
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 do not believe in the hearsay, let the product settle down and bugs ironed out before you buy, just go buy it and if bugs need to be ironed out you will get auto updates to fix it , if any. Enjoy
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