Technews, the way I like it...


Should You Hold-off New PC Purchase?

, posted: 9-Oct-2006 07:54

Seeing that from now till Jan 2007, this is the period of transition from Windows XP to Windows Vista. And it seems like from Neowin.net that Microsoft is to offer free/discounted Vista for any new PC sold after 28th October 2006 (no indication of which region though), valid through March 15, 2007. Details for prices include:
  • Widows XP Professional, XP Tablet PC Edition, and XP x64 Edition = a free upgrade
  • Windows XP Home = Vista Basic for $49 or Premium for $79
If NZ is part of the participating countries, then I'd probably hold-off my UMPC purchase, until November and wait in hope for an upgrade offer. *fingers crossed*





More information

Other related posts:
Telecom XT Pricing Plans Announced
Vista virtualisation ban lifted
64-bit Windows support in Boot Camp








Author's note by chiefie, on 25-Oct-2006 10:33

More information confirming Vista upgrade for new pc purchased between 26th Oct 2006 to 15 March 2007. Read "Buy a PC Now, Get Vista Later Says Microsoft" at Geekzone article. And I've ordered my UMPC, and hopefully I soon be eligible to get the voucher upgrade for eo i7210 to Windows Vista.


Blog Category

Announcement...
Annoyance...
Blog Update...
Films...
Free Hugs...
Gadget...
Games...
News Tidbits...
Personal...
Praise...
Rant...
Technology...
Thought...
Travel...
Tune...
Website...


Recent Posts

Your joke wasn't funny!...
End of first half of 2010!...
Telecom XT Pricing Plans Annou...
Critical MS Windows Patch - MS...
Diablo III is coming!...
Nintendo in NZ is in jeopardy ...
NZHerald tech writer needs to ...
Underperforming XBLA games to ...
Apple new MacBook and MacBook ...
[Update] Logitech Harmony 880 ...


Latest Geekzone Posts

How to instantly save up to 34...
(sbiddle, 13-Jan-2020 20:32)
My midlife crisis of carrier -...
(chris021, 21-Dec-2019 10:27)
My midlife crisis of carrier -...
(chris021, 14-Dec-2019 10:41)
My midlife crisis of carrier -...
(chris021, 8-Dec-2019 17:07)
GST changes hit imported goods...
(sbiddle, 25-Nov-2019 08:00)
Solving the Traffic Jam Proble...
(PDAMan, 15-Nov-2019 11:29)
NZ Tech Podcast: iPhone 11 Pro...
(paulspain, 8-Oct-2019 23:50)
NZ Tech Podcast 455: Ex-Uber e...
(paulspain, 4-Sep-2019 17:21)
I pay for premium news half a ...
(jmosen, 30-Aug-2019 07:47)
Sky TV's Parnell Skunkworks an...
(paulspain, 28-Aug-2019 11:13)


Top 10 Posts

WM5 device as USB Wireless Mod...
(28-Dec-2006 11:34, 94985 views)
Nintendo GameCube games on Wii...
(15-Jan-2007 08:50, 85754 views)
SD Card Reader on Windows Vist...
(25-Sep-2006 08:32, 81479 views)
FREE 14-days World of Warcraft...
(7-Oct-2006 17:17, 75072 views)
SD vs miniSD vs microSD...
(10-Oct-2006 17:13, 37581 views)
Harvey Norman & HP Custo...
(28-Jul-2006 10:36, 36632 views)
[Update] PS3 40GB Backward Com...
(9-Oct-2007 11:24, 35092 views)
[Update] Got Vista? Got VMC? B...
(12-Oct-2007 10:00, 29742 views)
Xbox 360 vs Nintendo Wii vs So...
(7-Aug-2006 19:39, 26414 views)
Pay more, wait longer, and get...
(26-Feb-2007 10:05, 22656 views)


About Me...