Cost has often been cited as one of the main factors that is prohibiting Windows XP users from upgrading to a newer version of the platform. Costs from hardware and software, both.
And while some expected Microsoft to run a lengthy discount campaign for the user base of its old operating system, the company is not quite ready to offer either Windows 7 or Windows 8 at deeply discounted prices.
Redmond has, however, just rolled out a new promotion exclusively for Windows XP users.
This is not a direct price cut, but one that offers users news PCs running Windows 8.1. All you have to do is purchase a new computer from the Microsoft Store to receive a $50 gift card, 90 days of free support, along with access to the data transfer solution from Laplink.
But that’s not all. The devices also get some big price cuts.
The company is also offering $50 discounts for laptops, $70 for tablets and up to $300 for all-in-one machines, making this new campaign rather exciting — at least for those that are in the market for a new PC to replace their Windows XP machine.
A Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet for $229, you say? The HP ENVY Rove TouchSmart All-In-One with a fourth generation Core i5 processor and 20-inch touchscreen for just $699?
Sign me up, Scotty!
Hit the link above to check out this special campaign at the official Microsoft Store website.