Microsoft now accepting Windows 8 pre-orders

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13 - Oct - 2012
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13 - Oct - 2012
Microsoft now accepting Windows 8 pre-orders

Microsoft has started accepting pre-orders for the boxed version of Windows 8 Pro, which will be released on Oct. 26. Several PC makers also started taking pre-orders for their Windows 8-based devices.

Consumers who want the DVD version of windows 8Where to buy 1721 2100 can pre-order the new operating system in the U.S. for $69.99 from Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, and the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft spokesman Brandon LeBlanc talked up the packaging, which comes in a variety of colors and is composed entirely of paper-based materials, save for the windows 8Where to buy 1721 2100 DVD. That "allowed us to make an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumption. And we've reduced the packaging weight by 41 percent," he wrote in a blog post.

For those who want a new PC to go along with the new OS, partners like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung, and Sony are also now accepting pre-orders for their windows 8Where to buy 1721 2100 PCs.

Of course, if you have an acceptable PC and want to upgrade to windows 8Where to buy 1721 2100 without the hassle of a boxed product, you can also purchase the Windows 8 upgrade via for $39.99. The online and boxed upgrade options, however, only run through Jan. 31, 2013 so make the move sooner rather than later.

If you purchased a Windows 7 PC since June 2, meanwhile, you can get a windows 8Where to buy 1721 2100 upgrade for $14.99 starting Oct. 26.

Microsoft this week rolled out an update to Windows 8 in advance of its final release. The company is reportedly spending more than $1 billion on the marketing campaign for Windows 8; several ads leaked online this week, but were promptly pulled offline by Redmond.


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