Falcon Northwest offers free Windows 8 upgrade (sort of)

A few weeks ago, we reported that high end PC maker Falcon Northwest had launched a new desktop PC design, the very small Tiki tower model. Today, we received a version of the Falcon Northwest Tiki desktop for a review (keep an eye out for that review in the very near future).

While we looked through the very extensive system information packet included with the Tiki PC, we noticed something very cool. Falcon Northwest is offering people who buy a current desktop and notebook PC with Windows 7 from the company a way to get a free upgrade for that PC to Windows 8 ... sort of.

You will still have to pay the $14.99 fee to update your newly bought Falcon Northwest PC from Windows 7 to Windows 8, as per Microsoft's deal which it announced in late May. However, new Falcon Northwest PC owners can then email a copy of the Windows 8 upgrade receipt, along with their original Falcon Northwest PC order, to the company. After that is sent out, Falcon Northwest will then sent the PC owner $14.99 back, effectively erasing Microsoft's Windows 8 upgrade charge.

This offer is just for new purchases of Falcon Northwest PCs from now until January 31, 2013. People who own older PCs from the company will still have to pay the $39.99 fee that Microsoft has set up to update their Windows XP, Vista and 7 PCs to Windows 8 before January 31, 2013.

Source: Falcon Northwest | Image via Falcon Northwest

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They are being really generous by giving back $15 after over-charging for their PC's by up to $1000. Sounds like a fair deal to me!! lol

For those interested in moving to Windows 8 that purchased a system from them, that seems like a nice customer orientated offer on their part. Those seem kind of rare these days.

Matthew_Thepc said,
does the granite slab it's sitting on come with it?

Yup. You can also get white slab with blue mica in it. Looks very classy I have to say.

Matthew_Thepc said,
does the granite slab it's sitting on come with it?

Yup. You can also get white slab with blue mica in it. Looks very classy I have to say.

Businesses aren't known for their charitable acts. They'll have simply increased the cost of the system to account for the $15 they'll have to payout later, knowing full well that many will forget to claim for it.

How much does Neowin get paid for this advert?

warwagon ive seen you bash windows 8 in so many threads, how about you just stay out of them? why wouldnt i want windows 8? better yet why not? actually lets just leave it at that and how about you troll some other threads?

Circaflex said,
warwagon ive seen you bash windows 8 in so many threads, how about you just stay out of them? why wouldnt i want windows 8? better yet why not? actually lets just leave it at that and how about you troll some other threads?

I leave that to guys like you, really, that and also the very not so nice arguments of other people with a lot of time in this forum, like Dot Matrix.

Arceles said,

I leave that to guys like you, really, that and also the very not so nice arguments of other people with a lot of time in this forum, like Dot Matrix.

Ok so you're better than everybody Mr. Fancy pants? What does Dot Matrix have to do with this? I'm gonna go talk about you in other news posts because that's sooo mature.