The upgrade pricing for Windows 8 Pro surprised many given both that it's relatively cheap, and for whatever reason, you can only buy the upgrade version. But time is running out to actually score a cheaper copy of Windows 8 Pro.
Buy an upgrade version today, and Microsoft will charge you $39.99 for the privilege. That's set to rise substantially at the end of the month. In a press release this week touting the success of the Windows 8 platform, Microsoft noted that buyers need to
Visit the Microsoft Store before 31 January to take advantage of the current Windows 8 Pro upgrade launch promotion, which offers a discount of up to 90% off the recommended retail price that commences on 1 February.
Windows 8 has been quite divisive, with some loving the live tiles approach, while others won't even touch it without returning the classic Start menu, but wherever you sit, if you're keen, it'd be sensible to think about purchasing in the next week unless you suddenly hate money for some reason.