Waiting to upgrade your PC to Windows 8? Less than two weeks remain to grab Microsoft's online introductory pricing - $40 for Windows 8 Pro. On February 1'st the price of admission rises to $200 for the pro version and $120 for the standard version. That's a major price hike, for some it could be the deciding factor between upgrading the OS versus buying a new computer. The Media Center Pack upgrade option (for either version) stays at $10.00 and an upgrade from standard to pro is available for $100.
I have found Windows 8 to be very stable and I took advantage of the introductory pricing to upgrade three old licenses I had, turning them into a pair of DIY workstations and a custom laptop, saving me $480 in the process. The upgrade was fast and easy, totally worth it in my opinion.
Windows 8 upgrade editions will be priced as follows starting in February:
The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $199.99 MSRP (U.S.).
The Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $119.99 MSRP (U.S.).
The Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 MSRP (U.S.).
The Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 MSRP (U.S.).