Here it is, Dec 6th, and NewEgg only has 10 notebooks listed as "Windows 8.1" and only 2 for “Windows 8.1 Pro”.
That’s surprising. And the prices are even more so - seven of these units are high-end premium $1000-or-more. CyberPowerPC offerings outnumber HP and Acer combined.
This must mean the vendors are stuck with Win8.0 licenses that Microsoft wouldn’t convert, claiming the ‘free upgrade’ covered it all. And the vendors are probably happy with that because they have Zero Additional Labor to do this update. “Leave the old units on the shelf - make customers do more work.”
I wonder how long this disparity between Win8.0 and 8.1 units will last?