Boxed copies of Windows 8.1 are available for pre-order. Like, right now.
Windows 8.1 will be available Oct. 17 as a free download for those jumping straight from W8, but for those running an older version or picking Windows up for the first time will need to wait a day later and fork over at least $119.99 (about £75,AU$125) for the upgrade.
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Windows 8.1 Pro retails for $199.99 (about £128,AU$213).
No need to pre-order these bad boys. Our blips are ready for reading right now!