Microsoft has confirmed that its previously announced Windows 8 upgrade will cost just $39.99. That means people already running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 on their computers will pay a mere forty bucks for the latest version.
It's a notable price drop compared with other system updates from Microsoft, with the Pro version of Windows 7 carrying a $99 price tag and the Home Premium version costing $50. It will cost you a little extra if want the packaged DVD version of the new Windows 8. The company is also running a special offer for its newest customers: Windows 8 will be available for $14.99 for anyone purchasing a new PC after June 2.
The low price is also impressive considering the features it will bring to your computing experience. Windows 8 features the new Metro UI when your device initially boots up, as well as better search, a jump list, and Ribbon menus. Check out those features and compare them with Windows 7 here.
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