Microsoft Cuts Windows 8 Price to $49 (?36.5) in ChinaMicrosoft is getting ready to launch a new massive discount for those who want to make the move to the newly-launched Windows 8, cutting down the price of the operating system to no less than $49 (€36.5) in China.
According to a report by Chinese website WPDang and cited by Neowin, the discount campaign will kick off on November 11 and will run through November 24. Of course, Chinese users who buy the operating system at the discounted price can now switch to Windows 8.1 using the Windows Store update.
Microsoft is attempting to kill two birds with one stone with this new campaign.
First, the company is attempting to bring more users to its modern operating system , as Chinese uptake has so far been relatively slow, with only a few users rushing to see what’s new in the touch-ready Windows 8. Many are still running Windows XP and, with end-of-support coming soon, Redmond is hoping that more users will take advantage of this offer.