Acer to offer free Windows 8 upgrades for some Ultrabooks
If you have recently purchased an Acer Ultrabook or plan to do so in the near future, there’s some good news. Acer has announced that it will offer a free upgrade to Windows 8 Pro to customers who buy an Acer Aspire M3, M5, S3, or S5 between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013.
Earlier in June, Microsoft had launched the Windows 8 upgrade program. As per the deal, if you buy a new PC with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate editions, upgradation to Windows 8 Pro will be possible at just $14.99.
Acer will refund this cost of upgrading to Windows 8 Pro for customers who buy the Ultrabook models mentioned above.Â Windows 8 is scheduled to be released by Microsoft by the end of October. After the new operating system is launched, Acer will add a link to its website where Ultrabook buyers can submit their Windows 8 upgrade refund claims.