But Microsoft wants even more people to join the Windows 10 bandwagon, and it’s now reaching out to those with older laptops and all-in-ones that perhaps can’t handle its latest and greatest operating system. As a result, Microsoft has launched Easy Trade Up, which allows you to trade in your old laptop and receive a cash rebate.
The first step in the Easy Trade Up program is to purchase a new Windows 10 machine (you can see a list of qualifying PCs right here). The machine has to be purchased from a Microsoft Store and must be priced at $599 and above. Purchases also have to be made before October 20th.
After purchasing your new Windows 10 PC, you’ll have to trade-in your existing machine, which must be six years old or newer. Qualifying trade-ins include laptops, convertibles and all-in-one PCs with screens measuring 11.6-inches or larger. The machines must be in working order and can show signs of wear, but don’t expect Microsoft to accept a computer with a busted screen.
Upon receipt of your old computer, Microsoft will inspect it and send your cash reward within 28 days. If you trade in a PC, you’ll receive a flat $200. Trade in a MacBook or iMac, and that amount rises to $300.