If youre thinking about purchasing a new Windows 8 machine, perhaps you should look towards the Microsoft Store, as theyre currently giving out $100 vouchers for all purchases of PCs over $699. Note, however, that there is a catch: the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets are excluded from the deal, despite the fact that some models come in above the $699 threshold; and you cant use the voucher on any Surface tablets or accessories.
To get the voucher, which is only redeemable in the United States online Microsoft Store, you must purchase a new PC between now and February 18, 2013, and the voucher must be redeemed between February 19 and March 17. All eligible machines will have the coupon applied automatically at the checkout, and even if the deal is not stated on the product page of a computer over $699, it appears as though the coupon is still applied in the cart.
Almost all the PCs that are offered on the Microsoft Store are eligible; we did a quick count and only found five machines below $699. Apart from the $100 voucher deal, its also wise to make a purchase through the Store as Microsoft promises Signature installs of Windows on new computers, free of junkware for the cleanest Windows 8 install.
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