Windows 8, some reasons to upgrade
From Start to desktop to touch, it’s never been easier
With Windows 8.1, you can start from the desktop you’ve always known or the modern Start screen with apps as Live Tiles. You can use touch, your mouse or the keyboard – whatever’s easier. And you can use the accessories you want because Windows is compatible with nearly all of them. Plus, you can search your PC, the web, the cloud and apps at the same time with Bing Smart Search. Just access the Search charm from the right side of your screen.
The world of Windows apps
In the Windows Store you’ll find the apps you love, with new ones to discover every day. And built-in apps help you do more, like the Food + Drink app that gives you a hand in the kitchen, and the Photos app that lets you edit your shots in new ways.
With giant touch screens, vivid displays and plenty of power and storage, the Windows all-in-one has become the productive headquarters, movie screen, and family entertainment center, in one.
Tools to help you get work done
Get Office and you’ll have the freedom to work virtually anytime, anywhere, on any device. Create documents with Office applications you know and trust, save them to the cloud, and edit and collaborate with others in real time with Office Online. Plus, multitasking split screens help you juggle when you need to, and Bing Smart Search helps you find the info fast no matter where it is.
Make the tiles suit your taste
Some apps have Live Tiles so you can see updates in real time without even opening them. And you can adjust the placement and size of the tiles based on how important they are. Bianca adds a sprinkle of these and a dash of those.
One Windows across your devices
With OneDrive, you have access to your music, movies, photos, documents, settings, Windows apps, even browsing history, across your devices, with 15 GB of free storage. That’s enough for roughly 255 hours of music, 20,000 Word documents, or 300,000 photos. In other words, it’s a lot.
You can use the same Microsoft Account on every device. This means you only need to remember one user ID and password, and your favorites and settings will automatically follow you from one device to the next.