Windows 8 retail packaging design revealed

By damaster | Posted August 7, 2012 14 comments

Windows 8With Windows 8 recently just hitting the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) milestone, copies of the brand new operating system has already been leaked ahead of the official availability on August 15th via MSDN and TechNet. However, regular consumers will have to wait until October 26 to purchase their copy of Windows 8 in retail stores. Well you don’t have to wait long to see what to expect on shelves on launch date, as The Verge (and Mary Jo Foley, who posted a sneak peek of the new box design a week ago) had revealed the retail packaging design for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, the two version that will be available at retail stores. Check them out below:

Windows 8 Retail Packaging

The new packaging prominently features the new Windows 8 logo, with a hint of the new Start menu backgrounds that are said to be coming in the RTM version of Windows 8. The design is much more simplistic, and to be honest, we almost thought they were Adobe products at first glance. How do you like the new packaging design? Let us know in the comments below.

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 4:10 am
Category: News
Tags: Windows 8
  • http://alexsimkin.tumblr.com/ Alex Simkin

    I really like the new packaging design – it looks very nice, modern and metro… sorry, I mean Windows 8 styled. Many people will never see it, though, because Microsoft is pushing the downloads and to use the upgrade offers ($15/$40) you need to download, I think. I wonder if they’ll even make Windows Next/9 available as a disc for consumers.

  • http://doctorwhofan98.wordpress.com/ doctorwhofan98

    I really like the new packaging design – it looks very nice, modern and metro… sorry, I mean Windows 8 styled. Many people will never see it, though, because Microsoft is pushing the downloads and to use the upgrade offers ($15/$40) you need to download, I think. I wonder if they’ll even make Windows Next/9 available as a disc for consumers.

  • Andrew_ww

    I like it. It makes Windows look creative.
    I just hate the new Windows 8 logo.

  • Andrew_ww

    I like it. It makes Windows look creative.
    I just hate the new Windows 8 logo.

  • Gxloooo

    what do they call the design inside the logo

    • Er

      MetroStuff

  • Gxloooo

    what do they call the design inside the logo

    • Er

      MetroStuff

  • Er

    Great! Now a worse cover!

  • Er

    Great! Now a worse cover!

  • http://twitter.com/marknoble Mark Noble ⚡

    LOL This looks like something I’d dig out of a box of old sofware from 1992.  Guess there’s no time like the present to look dated.  I would have gone more Metro and simplified myself.

  • http://twitter.com/marknoble Mark Noble

    LOL This looks like something I’d dig out of a box of old sofware from 1992.  Guess there’s no time like the present to look dated.  I would have gone more Metro and simplified myself.

  • Fred A.

    I like it. It’s just packaging.
    What matters is what’s inside…

  • Fred A.

    I like it. It’s just packaging.
    What matters is what’s inside…