Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system launches July 29th, and while the software is available as a free upgrade for anyone running a legitimately licensed version of Windows 7 or later, you’ll also be able to buy a Windows 10 license for installation on a new PC.
Prices will start at $110 for an OEM version of Windows 10 or $120 for a full version. Want to save some money? Just buy a copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8 now and you’ll be able to upgrade for free in July.
You can find stores selling the older versions of Windows for as little as $65, which means you could save about half the price of Windows 10 license. As an added bonus, if you don’t want to use Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7 has at least one feature that won’t be included in Windows 10: Windows Media Center.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM for $65 – Amazon
- Windows 8.1 Home Premium 64-bit OEM for $80 – Newegg (coupon: EMCATKW92)
- Windows 7 64-bit Pro OEM for $70 – Amazon
- Windows 8.1 64-bit full version for $99 – Amazon
- Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit OEM for $120 – Newegg (coupon: EMCATKW93)
- Asus X200MA 11.6″ touchscreen Windows laptop for $230 – Best Buy
- Asus Zenbook UX305 13″ ultrabook w/Core M for $599 – Microsoft Store (coupon: PCGRAD15)
- HP Pavilion x360 11″ convertible notebook w/Pentium N3520 for $250 – Woot
- Asus Chromebox w/Core i3 Haswell for $229 – Amazon
Smartphones and wearables
- Motorola Moto G (2nd gen) smartphone for $140 – Amazon
- Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 for $530 – 232tech (via eBay)
- Refurb Samsung Gear S smartwatch (and AT&T phone) for $180 – Woot
- Jawbone Up24 wristbands for $50 each – Best Buy
- Anker 10,000 mAh external battery with flashlight and car starter for $60 – Amazon
- Crucial 960GB SATA III 2.5″ SSD for $280 – TigerDirect
- Patriot 64GB microSDXC card for $20 – Newegg (coupon: EMCATKW35)
- Name your price for $300+ worth of educational eBooks – Humble Bundle
- Pay $5 or more for a bundle of Dynamite digital comics – StoryBundle
- Marvel Unlimited 1-year subscription for $55 – Marvel (coupon: HERO)
- Save 10% on iTunes gift cards – Best Buy
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.