Microsoft ready to quadruple the price of Windows 8
The new touch-friendly, tile-based operating system from Microsoft has only seen about 39% of people planning to upgrade to Windows 8.
Microsoft has announced its introductory offer will end on February 1st. From then on, in the US, instead of costing $40 to upgrade to Windows 8, it’ll set you back $120, or $200 for Windows 8 Pro 😮
They haven’t released the UK prices but I am sure it will follow suit. That would mean that Windows 8 Pro in the UK will jump from £25 to about £125. Zoinks!
So if you haven’t upgraded yet but intend to do so, you’d better get downloading.
Are you tempted by the quicker log-in and boot-up times, and the ability to sync between your PC and tablet?
Fujitsu has apparently suffered a slump in sales of computers running the operating system, too, and blames it on the fact Microsoft’s OS is “weak”. Add that Acer has also taken a swing at the big M saying it doesn’t stand a chance against Apple, it hasn’t exactly been plain sailing for Windows 8.
Does anyone else think that the price hike isn’t going attract people?