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Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 offers new features to make it the fastest, most secure, and easiest to manage Microsoft operating system for desktop, laptop, or tablet.

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Windows 8.1 is reimagined to support different working styles. It’s more intuitive so you can find what you need faster and easier. Get the free update available for Windows 8 users.

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Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 delivers experiences offers new possibilities for mobile productivity, and provides IT with a more secure, easy-to-manage infrastructure.

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Windows 8.1 was built for business

With the way people working changing dramatically over the last decade, businesses are using technology in all forms of life. They expect mobile and simple access from anywhere. Personal devices need to work as well, and to be able to find information from anywhere. Windows 8.1 allows business to do all of this.

Windows 8.1 is built around your life

Windows 8.1 has been reimagined to focus on your life. With its new smooth start screen, it provides an instant access to contacts, emails, apps and anything, so you will spend less time searching. Work between a mouse and touch-screen as Windows 8.1 works great with both.

All the apps you want

Apps are the heart of Windows 8.1. It features many built-in apps for the things small businesses do the most: email, sorting calendars, social networking and sharing. It brings all information in one place, including easy-to-use cloud-connected services. This meaning small businesses are connected to clients, customers, files and apps, wherever they are working.

Choose the right option for your business

Already running Windows 8? Update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 is not designed for installation on devices running Windows XP or Windows Vista.

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Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

£99.99

Windows 8.1 improves on Windows 8 fundamentals like reliability, speed, security, user experience, networking capabilities and other essentials that are important to IT administrators. And it works seamlessly with an existing Windows management infrastructure.


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Windows 8.1 Pro

Windows 8.1 Pro

£189.99

With Windows 8.1 Pro you don't have to sacrifice performance, security, or flexibility. You get it all in a single, seamless experience which allows you to choose how to work. Windows 8.1 Pro combines great features for businesses with the experiences you want, offering new possibilities in mobility and productivity.


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Browse the latest powerful, professional Windows 8.1 laptops and tablets. Choose from a wide range of models in style, size and colour to suit your lifestyle, with touch screens and tablets that let you get even closer to your content. Windows 8.1 Pro devices are thinner, lighter and faster delivering faster boot times and longer battery life.


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