With Windows 8 officially launched few weeks ago, Microsoft Store and other retail partners of the company are now stocked with different versions of the new software. Prices vary from $39.99 online to 729 Dirhams ($200) at some outlets in The Dubai Mall. The choice is yours where to shop!
During the pre-order promotions for Windows 8, the best price available online – $69.99 – was of course at Microsoft Store, although a number of e-commerce stores like Amazon participated in the campaign.
Microsoft handled the launch of Windows 8 in two phases: pre-order and launch. The pre-order phase was primarily geared towards buyers looking for boxed copies of Windows and with delivery on the 26th of October; unsurprisingly these boxed copies are still priced notably higher than Microsoft’s Windows 8 download options.
On that note, as previously announced both the boxed and download copies are now offered with promotional pricing, with Microsoft Store selling the upgrades at a significant discount until January 31, 2013.
In addition, getting the new software online is fast and secure!