For those who are interested in reserving your copy of Windows 8 Pro, you can do so today, in addition to placing pre-orders for Windows 8 computers as well. The cost of reserving a packaged DVD of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro would be $69.99, and when you finally have the package safe and sound in your hands, you will find the exterior to be refreshingly different, just like how the entire Windows ecosystem has been reimagined. Depending on random luck, the Windows 8 Pro upgrade package will feature one of 5 vibrant illustrations. Not only that, Microsoft has taken the greener route by using paper based materials (other than the DVD of course), a move that resulted in an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumption. Not only that, the total packaging weight will make Weight Watchers smile, as there is a slimming factor of 41%.
Amazon.com, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot and the Microsoft Store and many other retailers will offer the Windows 8 Pro when it is available. Folks who prefer to wait it out until October 26th will be able to retrive the upgrade online via Windows.com using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, where you will obviously fork out a cheaper $39.99 rate for obvious reasons – there is no packaging to worry about, and neither do you need to fret over the package arriving in front of your doorstep.