windows8 acer laptop Windows 8 tagged for huge price jump in February

We knew that there would be a price increase for Windows 8 coming from Microsoft from its launch upgrade price of $39.99, but I don't think we thought it would be this much of a jump.

When Microsoft launched Windows 8 it came with an almost unheard promotional price of $39.99 which lead a lot of folks, myself included, to get their copy of the new operating system before the deal came to an end, which it is going to very soon.

windows8box Windows 8 tagged for huge price jump in February

The special price ends as of January 31, 2013, and starting in February 2013 the regular version of Windows 8 will cost you $119; the Pro version will see the price increase to $199. Additionally, if you want the Windows Media Center add-on it will cost you and additional $9.99 through the Windows Store.

Now if you can't afford to get Windows 8 upgrade and can only get the regular version, rest assured Microsoft has your back and will be making a Windows 8 Pro Pack upgrade available for $99. This Pro Pack will upgrade your regular Windows 8 machine to Windows 8 Pro.

Also, if you end up buying a Windows 7 machine before January 31, 2013, make sure that you sign-up for the Windows Upgrade Offer which will get you Windows 8 Pro for $14.99, which makes this the best of the deals.