Tuesday, August 7th 2012

Windows 8 Box-Art Revealed

Here are some of the first visuals of the retail packaging of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system. The boxes, for the first time in Windows history, will take a landscaped cuboid shape as opposed to portrait cuboid shape (as with most packaged software). The box art reveals the windows logo opening up to a background abstract art. The white box above is for the standard Windows 8 variant, while the dark one is for Windows 8 Pro. The retail package should be available starting October 26, 2012.

Source: The Verge
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71 Comments on Windows 8 Box-Art Revealed

#1
plywood99
TheMailMan78 said:
I like the design. Simple and to the point. Almost boarders on deco.
I agree, the box is appealing to the eye.

Don't understand all the trolling and hate for Win 8. Granted its not perfect, but when you consider what MS is trying to achieve they have done a rather stellar job for their first OS.

I've been using Win 8 Release Preview for some time. I'ts better than 7.
And yes I'll come straight out and say I'm using Win 8 Pro RTM atm. And I will buy it when it's available for so in October.

The OS is great, some things take a little getting used to, but overall it's a win for MS.
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#2
naoan
Munki said:
I think I saw a similar box design back in the 90's. Ugly ass box.
Actually this. I was hit with some tingles of nostalgia.

Thought whether it's a good or bad thing is debatable.

Frick said:
EDIT: Not sure why people complain about the looks. It's not as if you'll look at it a lot, and it looks quite stylished. I like that.
They don't, they just state their opinion. Just like you did.
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#3
KissSh0t
I purchased Vista on day 1 of release for about $400 I think it was.. Retail copy.

Would you be able to upgrade from Vista I wonder?
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#4
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
KissSh0t said:
I purchased Vista on day 1 of release for about $400 I think it was.. Retail copy.

Would you be able to upgrade from Vista I wonder?
Yes, for $40 online download.
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#7
Aceman.au
I had one look @ the new UI, and thought it was trash. Now looking at the box, the person who made the UI must've designed the box too.
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#8
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Aceman.au said:
I had one look @ the new UI, and thought it was trash. Now looking at the box, the person who make the UI must've designed the box too.
:roll:
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#9
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I really don't care what the box art of OS or application software looks like.
That being said, I have no idea what the background image is supposed to be ... I hope they didn't pay a lot for it.
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#10
Aceman.au


I think Microsoft are turning into hipsters.
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#11
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Two pages talking about the box art. Marketing win. The designer deserves a raise.
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#12
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Given the OP of the thread was about the box art it makes sense we are talking about it. :p
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#13
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
TheMailMan78 said:
Two pages talking about the box art. Marketing win. The designer deserves a raise.
It's not a win if everyone's slagging it off. :p
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#14
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Kreij said:
Given the OP of the thread was about the box art it makes sense we are talking about it. :p
Its box art on a tech site and it got two pages. Its just a box. Two pages. ;)
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#15
Aceman.au
TheMailMan78 said:
Its box art on a tech site and it got two pages. Its just a box. Two pages. ;)
Looks are everything these days.
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#16
Maelstrom
qubit said:
It's not a win if everyone's slagging it off.
Perhaps the saying "there's no such thing as bad publicity" applies here?
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#17
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Maelstrom said:
Perhaps the saying "there's no such thing as bad publicity" applies here?
Maybe, maybe not. I wouldn't like to say.
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#18
KissSh0t
When you really look at the box art design it does do what it is intended to do.. Compliment Windows Metro *cough* I mean Windows 8 style UI..

Whether you like it or not is irrelevant it is doing what it is meant to.
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#19
eidairaman1
Tacky Boxart for a Tacky GUI- Windows 3.1 Anyone?
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#21
AnnCore
Staff
Surprise box?

At first I thought they were surprise gift boxes. The kind you can offer as a present to someone...
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#22
SIGSEGV
now i understand one thing about microsoft products especially on their OS called Windows, they reach big success because of its box art design.
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#23
hellrazor
Seriously, WTF is that green thing in the upper-right corner? It's looks like it's trying to eat me.
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#24
mtosev
ugly box but I don't buy windows because of the box design. so who cares
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#25
Deadlyraver
Looks more creative than 7 boxes for sure.
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