The pricing for Microsoft Windows 8 has been finalized now. We saw earlier today an evidence that Windows 8 Pro could cost just $188 at Microsoft Volume Licensing portal. However Microsoft have yet to announce official pricing for Windows 8, their next-gen OS which will arrive on October 26th.
Comparing the Windows 7 Ultimate retail pricing at launch to the Windows 8 retail pricing, the differences are much more notable. The price of Windows 8 Pro is apparently 40% lower than Windows 7 Ultimate.
According to Microsoft License Advisor, Windows Server 2012 Data Center and Standard licenses to cost $4,810 and $833 respectively.
Additionally Mary Jo Foley has also reported, via unnamed sources that Windows 8 system-builder pricing will be similar to Windows 7 system-builder pricing something just under $100 per copy. While Windows 8 Pro will likely cost $20 to $40 more per copy.
Now it’s worth pointing out one more time, if a Windows 7 PC (except Starter edition) is purchased between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 would be eligible to get Windows 8 Pro Upgrade license for just $14.99.
Besides Microsoft announced another offer earlier in which Windows XP or above would be upgradable to Windows 8 Pro in over 100 countries and 37 languages for just $39.99.
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