Lenovo has finally come up with a Windows 8 upgrade offer,so the users who buy a selected Windows 7 based PCs from Lenovo will be able to avail free Windows 8 upgrades via a refund.
Though Lenovo haven’t yet put up the offer on their official site,this report comes from a third party rebate site,spotted earlier by Neowin.The offer is valid from 31st August till 1st of January 2013 on select Lenovo models,including the IdeaPad series Z,P, U, and Y laptops,IdeaCentre A, B, and K desktop/AIO PCs and the Lenovo N and G laptops and the Lenovo desktop.
The rebate will be made in the form of a 15$ pre-paid Visa card.In order to proceed further for Rebate Redemption users will have to complete the online Rebate Redemption form,verify data,take a Print and submit of the Rebate Redemption Form and the Microsoft Windows® 8 Upgrade receipt.They will also have to submit the ORIGINAL Lenovo PC sales receipt or invoice and the UFC label on the box to their address,while users will have to maintain a copy of all the documents with themselves.
Checkout the Lenovo Rebate Page for more details.
The rumor mills have started floating around the web,as we inch closer to the Windows 8 RTM which is expected by the first week of August.
The latest one comes from the two of the well known entities who have a history when it comes to anything related to Microsoft products.Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley in their Windows Weekly show,revealed that Microsoft is all set to drop the Full Retail version of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system and rather have an OEM version(System Builder Kit) and the Upgrade version.
If we compare the OEM and retail version of Windows 7,the price difference is evident with the Retail version of Windows 7 Professional costing 299.99$ while the OEM version of the Windows 7 Professional costs a mere 139.99$.
So is this speculation indeed turns out to be true it will be welcomed by the consumers,since there wasn’t a OEM version made available to the consumers till now and if made available,would make the Windows 8 quite the most affordable version of Windows till date.The OEM version will be available as a downloadable version as well as the copy in the retail stores.
Microsoft has already revealed their upgrade offers for the existing consumers who have a Windows XP/Vista or a Windows 7 license for a price tag of 39.99$.There is also a physical version of the upgrade available for a price tag of 69.99$,this offer is valid upto 31st Jaunary 2013.
Yesterday we reported about the Windows 8 Upgrade offer which starts from today.As per the offer whoever buy the Windows 7 PC starting from today i.e from June 2nd 2012 to 31st Jan 2013,can avail the 14.99$ upgrade offer for Windows 8 Pro.
After the Release Preview release yesterday,microsoft has revealed some more details on the upgrade offers.The offer is available for those who buy Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate versions of Windows 7,but those who buy the Windows 7 Starter Edition will not get this offer for Windows 8 Pro upgrade.Moreover those who want to use the Windows Media Center would have to buy it separately along with the Windows 8 Pro.
The upgrade comes with 90 days of no-charge support from Microsoft.It will primarily be available as a digital format(downloadable copy)and those who would like to own a physical copy of it would have to pay an additional cost.Some other limitations of the upgrade includes a limit of 5 upgrade offers per person,which includes student,enthusiasts and home users.
As we have already mentioned Microsoft will reveal more details on the upgrade offers for the users who already have a Windows 7 PC i.e.before the start of this offer.Stay tune for more information on that and other Windows 8 scoop.
For more FAQ’s on Windows 8 Upgrade offer checkout the official page.
Last week Mary Jo Foley From CNET Reported about the Windows 7 to Windows 8 upgrade plans,reporting that the Software Giant is planning a low cost upgrade solution for all the current Windows 7 users running various editions of Windows 7,which would encourage them to upgrade to the latest offering from Microsoft.
What that report didn’t include is the price tag of what actually the users would have to pay in order to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.A new report from Paul Thurott Suggests that the cost for upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 would be around 14.99$.
So come June 2 when the official Promotional Campaign Kicks off,people who will buy a copy of Windows 7 operating systems can avail this low cost upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.This offer price is valid for US Only buyers,so the local price may vary according to locations.
So no matter what version of Windows 7 you buy you can get the Windows 8 Pro edition for 14.99$ as an upgrade to your Windows 7 version.The article also talks about Windows 8 Pro upgrades from the lower version of Windows 8,the “Upgrade Packs”for those kinds of upgrade which will bring features like Windows Media Center would also be there,but at the moment the pricing details for those packs are not available.Stay tuned for more Windows 8 Scoop.