Microsoft is racing to get even more PCs on Windows 10 and is now offering to help people upgrade their existing computers onto the operating system at the Microsoft Store in Sydney. That’s not really a big deal in itself but the store will give you a free Dell laptop for free if the staff can't do a same-day upgrade on your eligible PC by close of business. Time to rally up your friends and head down to the Microsoft Store with your old PCs in tow. Here's what you need to know.
Windows 10 is a free upgrade for people who are already running Windows 7 or 8 but that offer ends on July 29. In a last ditch effort to bolster the number of Windows 10 adopters, the vendor is serving up the following deals through its flagship Microsoft Store in Sydney:
- If you rock up to the store before 12pm with a PC that is eligible for a Windows 10 upgrade, then the staff will do it all for you. However, if you're still not upgrade by the time the store closes on the day of your visit, you'll get a free Dell Inspiron 15 5000. There's only a limited supply of free laptops so you might want to jump on this quickly.
- When you upgrade to Windows 10, you'll get 50 per cent off on Office 365 Home or Personal.
- If you show up with a PC that is not eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade (maybe it's running an ancient Windows OS or doesn't meet the hardware specifications), then you will be offered a 15 per cent discount on any new device purchase in the Microsoft Store.
If you're based in Sydney and have a ton of friends, you can probably game the system by showing up all together and just overwhelming the Microsoft Store. You do need to drop your devices off by 12pm to be eligible. If your group is big enough, they can't possibly get through all of you with the Windows 10 upgrade, which increases your chances of getting one or even multiple free laptops all together.
Microsoft hasn't specified just how many Dell laptops are up for grabs but it's still worth trying your luck if you haven't had a chance to upgrade to Windows 10.
The offer ends on July 29. Microsoft Store is located at Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000.