Get an Acer Ultrabook, Upgrade to Windows 8 for Free
Article by George Norman
On 16 Jul 2012
Acer, company that’s ranked among the top five PC vendors in the world, has an interesting deal for you: get an Acer ultrabook and upgrading to Windows 8 won’t cost you a thing. If you purchase a Windows 7-powered PC, Microsoft lets you upgrade to Windows 8 for the low price of $14.99. But if you get an Acer Ultrabook, that upgrade won't cost you a thing because Acer will give you your money back.

Acer has come up with an interesting deal that sounds like this: purchase an Acer Ultrabook anytime until the 31st of January, 2013, and Acer will refund you the cost of upgrading to Windows 8 Pro. Get an Acer Ultrabook (an Aspire M3, Aspire M5, Aspire S3, or Aspire S5), upgrade to Windows 8 Pro once the operating system is released to the public, and Acer will give you your money back.

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“The latest Acer Ultrabook™ deserves the latest operating system, so upgrade your Acer Ultrabook to Windows 8 through the Microsoft Upgrade Program and then Acer will refund the cost of your upgrade. Just our way of keeping you and your Acer ultra,” said the company on this webpage, set up especially for this promo.

Earlier this month Redmond-based software giant Microsoft announced that it will run a promotion once Windows 8 hits General Availability (GA) and it will let Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users download a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for the low price of $39.99. When will Windows 8 hit GA? Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller explained at the annual Worldwide Partners Conference that Windows 8 will hit the stores by the end of October, 2012.

The Windows 8 Pro upgrade will be made available for purchase on the Windows.com website. A Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will help you switch from your current Windows version to Windows 8 Pro. It will guide you through the entire upgrade process, from purchasing to downloading and installing Windows 8 Pro.

“We believe that your upgrade experience in Windows 8 will be a breeze by offering a faster experience, a single upgrade path, and compatibility from prior versions of Windows,” explained Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc. “We have simplified the Windows upgrade experience with the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant which supports you during your upgrade with everything from selecting your language to pausing your download to built-in compatibility checks - it’s seamless,” he added.




Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, General Availability, GA, Acer, ultrabook, upgrade
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