Lenovo offers Windows 8 upgrade rebate after all

A few days ago, we reported that Lenovo had no plans to offer people who buy a new Windows 7 PC  a way to get a rebate on Microsoft's $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade price. This was based on a statement sent to us by a Lenovo PR rep on August 27th.

Now it looks like Lenovo has had a change of heart on this matter, although they appear to be a little sneaky about it. A third party rebate website has posted up word that customers who purchase select new Windows 7 PCs from Lenovo will indeed be able to get back their $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade charge by Microsoft. The offer apparently started on August 31, four days after our email exchange with the Lenovo rep. This rebate offer is not mentioned at all on Lenovo's own web site.

The rebate will come in the form of a $15 pre-paid Visa card. The site says the rebate is for the IdeaPad Z,P, U, and Y series laptops and the IdeaCentre A, B, and K desktop/all-in-one PCs. It also covers the Lenovo N and G laptops and the Lenovo desktop. The offer does not cover the IdeaCentre Q desktop or the Lenovo C desktop. The time period for the offer ends on January 31, 2013.

If you have a new Lenovo product that's been bought within the required time period, the website directs users to complete and then print the online Rebate Redemption Form, along with printing the Microsoft Windows 8 upgrade receipt. Users must then mail those forms, along with the complete Lenovo PC sales receipt or invoice and the UFC label off the PC's box to the required address in order to get the $15 gift card.

Source: Lenovo Windows 8 Upgrade Rebate page | Image via Lenovo

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I am settled on Windows 8, been Windwos 8 Pro on both my desktop at work and personal laptop since August 15th and I have adjusted just fine to it. The first app I open each morning is Internet Explorer (desktop), I have a particular site I visit each day, I have it pinned to the Start Screen so it takes me right there. Same with Outlook.com, this of course immediately launches the classic desktop app, which flows into using other apps I normally have open, whether that be Word, Excel or Media Player.

The problem with Windows 8 is lack of education. More people need to understand and how to utilize better and harness it with the benefits of what is unique to Windows 8 such as Fast Start. The fact that I can be on the Internet in 15 to 20 seconds from the moment I start my machine to logging in is just amazing.

Jason_Coffey said,
Companies will be offering free downgrades as soon as Windows 8 hits. No one will like that fisher-price toy looking mess.

Under the hood it's a good operating system, even if people don't like the new start screen.

Jason_Coffey said,
Companies will be offering free downgrades as soon as Windows 8 hits. No one will like that fisher-price toy looking mess.

This will never end.

Actually it will in about 1-2 years. Then in 3 years when Windows 9 is coming out people will be whining about how much it sucks and how Windows 8 is so much better.

mrp04 said,

This will never end.

Actually it will in about 1-2 years. Then in 3 years when Windows 9 is coming out people will be whining about how much it sucks and how Windows 8 is so much better.

are you a teenager with no experience in mircosoft lifecycle?
of course people will love windows 9 (or whatever it will be called)
windows 8 is a new territorry for MS trying ot reach out to new touch based markets. by next windows they will have it down to a tee.

like everyone hated vista...

why am i wasting time.... do your own research, if you dont remember it yourself