Amazon offering a $30 discount on Windows 8 Pro DVD upgrade

41nlC7E54hL._SL500_AA300_The Windows 8 Pro upgrade download is only $39.99, but if you want to hang on to your physical media you have to shell out another $30, which is a bit much for a spinning disc of plastic.

Fortunately it seems Amazon has your back.  They are offering a $30 gift voucher with your $69.99 which can be used on anything in their extensive store.

The deal can be found at Amazon here.

Given that the price is the same, are any of our readers purchasing the disc,  or are you opting for the immediate gratification of the download? Let us know below.


  • Ed

    I preordered it before the voucher because i thought 70 bucks wasnt bad. 30 at amazon is just icing on the cake.

    • Meekermoloko

      Make sure you read the terms of agreement. I believe the pre-order must be made between the 15th and 20th in order to get the $30 credit.

  • JoshC

    This is so tempting but i don’t have any touch screen devices so there really isn’t much point in upgrading from 7

    • koenshaku

      Well I used it on an ultrabook without the touch and I have to say it suits mobile devices quite well. There are still a lot of under the hood features that can’t be ignored even if you’re using a desktop which always makes me rub my chin. Alas I am in not hurry to upgrade maybe around service pack one, however buying it ahead of that time for a mere $30 is a no brainer.

  • John Hough

    I’ll just download and burn my own disc.

  • Brian

    Are presales so slow we’re already seeing incentives?