You can now pre-order Windows 8 and PCs with Microsoft's new OS

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windows-8-screen.jpgIt’s nearly here; Microsoft’s long-awaited Windows 8 operating system lands on 26 October, and with that launch date now only a matter of weeks away, pre-orders for the OS and systems running it have now opened.

Boxed copies of Windows 8 start at $69.99 stateside (UK pricing to follow), while digital download upgrades cost $39.99. That’s roughly £45 and £25 respectively.

If you’ve only just recently bought a Windows 7 PC (between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013, to be precise), you’re entitled to a cheaper digital upgrade of just $14.99.

Dell, Sony, Samsung, ASUS, Acer and HP all have begun showing their wares, with Dell the first announcing pricing for their Windows 8 products.

Kicking off with Dell, they’ve popped their XPS 12 up for sale, revealing their convertible tablet/laptop hybrid will sell for £999 ($1200).

Dell are also touting the XPS One 27, their 27-inch all-in-one Windows 8 touchscreen desktop machine, starting at £1,779 ($1,599). A 23-inch version is also available, starting at £879.

Other legacy Dell products in the company’s current XPS, Inspirion, Precision, Latitude and Optiplex lines will also go on sale sporting the new OS.

Gerald Lynch
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