Windows 8 UK prices and release date unveiled

New York event to launch next version of Windows

At a New York event Microsoft has been launching its next version of Windows 8 along with the Microsoft Surface tablet as it looks to take back some of the market share from Apple

Microsoft has, this evening, unveiled its Windows 8 operating system along with official Windows 8 UK pricing and and more.

Windows 8 which will run on tablets, computers and hybrids has been built from the ground up to work seamlessly with other Microsoft devices and also with touchscreen devices.

The software was launched at an event in New York where Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confidently announced "Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet. It works perfect for work and play and it is alive with your world. Every one of our customers will find a PC that they will absolutely love."

Windows 8 UK pricing:

Want Windows 8? Well from 30 October you'll be able to get your hands on a copy for as littler as £14.99 if you have a computer running a Windows Upgrade eligable PC.

If you're just upgrading normally then you can get hold of Windows 8 for £24.99 from either the Microsoft website or through retailers such as PC World.

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