Microsoft will officially unveil the new Windows 8 operating system next month in New York and, although the company hasn’t mentioned the prices of the new product, there are several rumors out there on this topic.
As you probably know by now, a Windows 8 Pro copy is going to be sold for $39.99 / €30.85 if you already have a Windows license, be it XP, Vista or 7. A digital upgrade can be retrieved via a special online updating program that will be available to all users until January 31, 2013.
On the other hand, sources familiar with the matter claim that a new Windows 8 Pro copy is expected to be priced at $69.99 / €54.00 when purchased separately, without the need for a previous genuine copy of the operating system.
, on the other hand, will have to pay less than $100 / €77 for a copy, which is almost the same price as the equivalent version in the Windows 7 product range. Windows 8 Pro will cost $20 / €15.5 to $40 / €31 more in this case.
Of course, the company is also making the final adjustments to discount campaigns that will allow eligible customers to get Windows 8 licenses at special prices. For example, those who choose
an eligible PC with a previous version of Windows will be allowed to make the move to Windows 8 for only $14.99 / €11.50.
The company, however, will reveal full pricing information anytime soon as we get close to the October 25 launch date. The official unveiling will take place in New York and Microsoft has already started sending invites to press journalists across the United States.