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Windows 8 Pre-Order Date Confirmed By Currys And PC World


Currys and PC World confirm Windows 8 PC or Laptop pre-orders from October 12

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Currys and PC World, the UK’s largest electrical retailers, have confirmed that customers can pre-order Windows 8 PCs and laptops from today, October 12. Microsoft’s Windows 8 officially launches on October 26, redesigning the Windows experience to improve user experience. With a brand new, re-developed ‘touch friendly’ home screen, the latest Windows operating system will give you instant access to all of your friends, apps, favourite websites, and much more.

Currys and PC World have a wide range of cutting-edge desktops and laptops available for pre-order, several of them exclusively. The smart 15.6-inch Toshiba Satellite L850D-12Q laptop is jampacked with features, including an in-built webcam, memory card reader, and HDMI port. The Toshiba Satellite also has a 6-Cell Li-On Battery Pack, which allows for longer battery life.

Asus’s ET2330 all-in-one desktop is also part of the Windows 8 upgrade promotion. Available at Currys and PC World for £999.99, the ET2330 comes with a sharp 23" touchscreen monitor, ideal for users who value clarity and ease of use.

Elsewhere, the Lenovo H520s desktop combines slim, sleek space-saving design with an Intel Core i7 processor guaranteeing great performance. It has plenty of great entertainment features too, including 5.1 channel surround sound support.

The Windows 8 software itself can also be pre-ordered , but customers unable to wait until October 26 have the option to buy a qualifying Windows 7 PC or laptop at Currys and PC World, and then upgrade to Windows 8 for free when it is released.

Customers need only purchase their Windows 7 hardware, register for an Windows 8 Pro upgrade via, and place a £14.99 deposit within the allocated timeframe. By then completing an online redemption form at the Currys and PC World websites (, on October 26, they will receive a £14. 99 refund* within 40 days.

This offer, excluding refurbished PCs and laptops, is available via redemption, and only available on the cost of a Windows 8 Pro Upgrade. Terms and conditions apply. Currys and PC World’s pre-order promotion starts today, October 12.

*by cheque payment

For more information, or to register for the Windows 8 upgrade, visit the Currys and PC World websites now.

About Currys and PC World:

Currys and PC World are part of Dixons Retail plc. With over 1,200 stores and online services spanning 28 countries, Dixons is widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s leading specialist electrical retailing groups. Dixons employs over 38,000 people and provides top quality training to ensure their personnel can provide amazing customer service on products ranging from televisions to ovens, and computers to touch screen laptops.

Dixons Retail Press Office:
Charlotte Frost/Leigh-Anne Leonce/Jonny Stanton
44 (0) 207 543 4528

Source: Currys