Microsoft has released prices for Windows 8 after 31 January 2013 – when the current promotional prices expire.
The new prices are much higher, so if you’re planning on upgrading to Windows 8 – get it before the end of this month.
88 days have passed since the global launch of Windows 8, with 60 million licenses sold, (as of 8 January).
Since the opening of the Windows Store the number of apps has quadrupled and globally Microsoft recently passed the 100 million app download mark – just two months after general availability.
In Asia-Pacific, the number of locally-developed apps is currently being added to at a rate of 50 per day and the developer community itself has swelled by 82% since the October launch.
In Singapore, more than 4,000 developers have been trained to develop apps for Windows 8 since launch.
Below are the prices for the various upgrade editions for Windows 8 from 1 February 2013.
|Windows 8 upgrade edition||Price||Upgrade path|
|Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition||S$289||Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP.|
|Windows 8 upgrade edition||S$159||Upgrade to Windows 8 basic from Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP.|
|Windows 8 Pro Pack||S$139||Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from OEM pre-installed Windows 8 basic.|
|System builder||TBA||Install Windows 8 from scratch for those building their own PCs.|
|Windows 8 Media Center Pack||S$19||Allows users to watch and record live TV.
*Currently, those who have bought the Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition can download Windows 8 media center for free. However, this promotion will end on 31 January 2013.