Microsoft has announced that it will offer Windows 7 Home Premium pre-orders to UK university students for just £30 from 1 October.
The software giant says the offer is designed to coincide with the start of the new academic year and will enable university students to upgrade to the latest operating system.
The offer is open to any UK student with a valid university or college email address (i.e. an email address ending in .ac.uk) and will expire on 3 January 2010, at which time the costs will revert to their normal prices.
Students "will benefit from many of Windows 7's unique functions and applications which make PCs easier, simpler and more fun to use,
" said Microsoft in a statement.
The company added that there will also be a special promotional price for Windows 7 Professional as well, but hasn't said how much thus far. We were unable to reach Microsoft for further comment at the time of publication. Details will presumably pop up on the Student pre-order website
nearer to the offer's start date.
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