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Windows 8.1 Pro
Great apps built-in such as Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, and SkyDrive, with many more available at Windows Store.
Includes Internet Explorer 11 for fast, intuitive, touch-friendly browsing.
Keeps you up-to-date and more secure with Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, and Windows Update.
Works with new and existing Windows desktop software, including the full Microsoft Office experience (Outlook, SharePoint Designer and more).*
Comes with Windows Media Player.
Provides enhanced data protection using BitLocker technology to help keep your information secure.**
Enables you to connect to your PC when you’re on the go with Remote Desktop Connection.
Connects to your corporate or school network with Domain Join.
* Refers to programs built for mouse and keyboard that run in the classic Windows desktop environment.
** Data is protected on Windows RT PCs using Device Encryption, which is based on BitLocker technology. Data is protected on Windows 8 PCs and removable drives using BitLocker and BitLocker to Go.