The Cheapest Ways To Buy Windows 8.1

The official price for the standard edition of Windows 8.1 for new users in Australia is $149, but you don’t have to pay that much. Here are the best bargain deals we’ve found.

  • Officeworks is selling Windows 8.1 for $129. It also has the Pro edition for $366, rather than $399.
  • Several stores are selling the OEM edition for sub-$129 prices, including ARC Computers, IT Estate and iTech. Technically, however, this is only supposed to be sold with a new computer, not on its own. You’ll also need to factor in postage, which makes Officeworks arguably a better bet.
  • We’ll remind students that they can acquire the Pro edition 8.1 for $69.99 — a huge saving if you’re eligible.

Remember: if you’re using Windows 8 already, 8.1 is a free upgrade. It’s only users of older versions who have to pay.

Spotted a bargain we haven’t? Tell us in the comments and we’ll add it.

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