To celebrate the forthcoming Windows 7 release, PC World has announced that it will be discounting some of its hardware as well as Window 7 itself.

Perhaps one for the more enthusiastic among you this deal begins at the PC World Tottenham Court Road shop from midnight on 21 October.

Toshiba and Dell laptops are included in the discounts as well as the Packard Bell iXtreme quad core PC, which will be available with up to £150 off the RRP.

PC World is also doing a trade-in offer for all UK customers which will mean an entitlement to £100 off any laptop when you hand in your old one.

In terms of the Windows 7 discount, it'll possibly mean queuing up outside the shop, as it's only the first 200 who are entitled to the half price offer.

Cameron McMillan, manager of the PC World Tottenham Court Road store comments: "This is well worth staying up late for. By opening the doors at midnight our customers will not only be the first in the country to get hold of this fantastic new operating system but will also be able to advantage of some amazing deals in-store".

So if you're not a student (who've already had their opportunity to pick the new OS at a discount) you live in London and don't have work in the morning, this could be for you...