The special introductory price for Windows 8 upgrades will no longer be in effect starting February – and the upgrades’ permanent pricing is not exactly wallet-friendly.
If you’ve considered getting Windows 8, it’s time to make up your mind and purchase that upgrade stat. A huge price increase is upon us. When the new operating system was launched towards the end of October, Microsoft sold Window 8 Pro upgrades for $40 a pop. That price is astoundingly lower than any previous Windows upgrade, but it won’t last long. The $40 Windows 8 offer is a special introductory price valid only until January 31, 2013. Permanent prices will be in effect starting February 1, and you’ll have to pony up significantly more money to get the new OS.