Office 2013 UK pricing revealed via Argos leak

Plus, Microsoft pushes users to upgrade to Windows 8 with end of discount pricing

Microsoft's UK pricing for Office 2013 has been revealed - via the Argos catalogue.

Full US prices for Office 2013 were revealed last week, with Microsoft charging $369 for Office Standard, $219 for Office Home and Business, and $139 for Office Home and Student - but offering subscriptions for $15, $12.50 and $8.33 a month, respectively.

Microsoft has yet to officially reveal UK prices, but the Argos catalogue and website reveal Office 2013 Home and Student will cost £110. A one-year subscription for five PCs to Office 365 Home Premium - the consumer side of Home and Student - will cost £80, or £6.66 a month.

Office 365 pricing

Office 2013 is widely expected to be made available by the end of January.

Windows 8 price jumps

The Office pricing comes as Microsoft is pushing users planning to upgrade to Windows 8 to do so in the next week, before it hikes prices by $160.

The existing $40 Windows 8 Pro upgrade price was always intended to be a discount, with Microsoft saying in October that the price would jump to $200 at the end of January.

As of February, Windows 8 will cost:

- $199.99 for Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition;

- $119.99 for Windows 8 upgrade edition;

- $99.99 for the Windows 8 Pro Pack;

- $9.99 for the Windows 8 Media Center Pack.

In the UK, the Windows 8 Pro upgrade price is currently £25, but Microsoft's UK press office couldn't say what the new prices would be.

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