Earlier this year, Microsoft introduced its latest and greatest, the Windows 10 operating system. Since then, we’ve seen a number of Windows 10 notebooks and PCs from various manufacturers across the globe, including Microsoft who released the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book earlier this month.
If you’re thinking about dumping your existing laptop for a shiny new Windows 10 machine, Microsoft has an attractive promotion for you. The company if offering a new promotion known as Easy Trade Up (via VentureBeat). The trade-in offer is available in several countries, including Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Taiwan, the U.K., and the U.S.
You can get up to $300 for your old laptop, provided that it’s in a good working condition with undamaged screen and working battery/power supply. In the US, the software giant is offering up to $200 for PCs and up to $300 for Macbooks. To avail this offer, you have to make your purchase by October 20th as the promotion will run out after that day.
Furthermore, you have to make sure the new PC you’re thinking about buying is price over $599. You can check out the qualifying product criteria here. There are a range of Windows 10 computers available from various manufacturers in the US, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer, Samsung, Toshiba, and Sony Vaio. Unfortunately, the new Surface devices aren’t a part of this promotion, so you’re out of luck if you’re thinking about getting either the Surface Pro 4 or the Surface Book. Nonetheless, there are several interesting options from other manufacturers you can select from.
Additionally, only one claim is permitted per qualifying purchase, but households can add up to three claims for their purchases.
As for the trade-in process, it’s quite simple: just purchase a qualifying product and submit the details of your purchase on the promotion page. Microsoft will review the application, and if approved, you’ll be required to send in your old PC or Macbook to Microsoft as per the company’s instructions, but make sure to send it within 30 days from purchase. Later, the company will pay your claim within 28 days after validation.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10