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Windows 8 retail pricing leaked and box shots revealed

Posted on Friday, October 12 2012 @ 16:47:05 CEST by


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We already knew the digital distribution prices of Windows 8, but now Microsoft also shared the details about the prices of the physical retail SKUs. The Windows 8 Pro upgrade DVD is now available for pre-order for $69.99 at select retailers, and the box will have five different designs. For comparison, upgrading only will cost you just $39.99, or even less if you have an eligible Windows 7 PC.
When you receive your copy of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, you’ll see that the packaging takes a fresh approach, in the reimagining of Windows. Your package will feature one of 5 vibrant illustrations - you can check out all 5 here on Facebook. We moved to paper based materials (the exception of course being the upgrade DVD inside) which allowed us to make an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumption. And we’ve reduced the packaging weight by 41%.
On top of that, Engadget noticed that Newegg is now showing the prices of four Windows 8 retail units; Windows 8 Professional Upgrade ($69), Windows 8 Pro Pack ($69, product key card only), Windows 8 OEM ($99) and Windows 8 Professional ($139), with the latter two being available in both 32- and 64-bit versions (for the same price). However, if you go to the product page you'll see that the original price for the upgrade and product key card only versions is $199, so the other prices may be either a launch offer, or subject to change.

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