Last week Microsoft announced that upgrading to Windows 8 Pro from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 will cost just $39.99 (saying 'just' because this is a very un-Microsoft price tag). This price will be offered to customers in 131 countries (the list of countries hasn't been provided though, but we hope Australia is on that list... we'll keep you posted).
If you're thinking of buying a new computer but are holding back because you wish your new PC would have Windows 8 on it – the good news is you don't have to keep postponing the purchase. Last month Microsoft announced it will provide a Windows 8 Upgrade Offer for Australians who purchase a new Windows 7 desktop or laptop between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013. Eligible customers will be provided with a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of $14.99 At this moment upgrade is not available as Windows 8 hasn't been released yet. It is expected to be released later this year (we just heard it will happen sometime in October).
It is important to note that you will need to apply for this upgrade before the offer expires on February 28, 2013.
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Generally, laptops come with a low-cost battery, which usually means a three-cell battery. But many manufacturers also offer option to upgrade to a six-cell that could effectively double the battery life of the laptop – and not always at an enormous price. Or you can buy it separately… and significantly cheaper than from a manufacturer.
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