Windows 8 OEM pricing revealed as hardware pre-orders begin

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We’re just a few weeks away from the long-awaited launch of Windows 8 and online retailer Newegg has just tipped its hand and revealed a variety of new pricing details. For the first time, we’re seeing prices for the “OEM system builder” versions of Windows 8 — the standard version of the OS will cost $ 99.99, while the Pro version will cost $ 139.99. Both 32- and 64-bit versions are currently available for preorder. As we heard a few months ago, the Windows 8 Professional upgrade (with physical media) will cost $ 69.99, but that’s only an introductory price — its full price will be $ 199.99. Lastly, there’s a Windows 8 “Pro Pack” for $ 69.99, with no physical media. This upgrade lets you move your Windows 8 standard software to Pro and…

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