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

Windows RT, for life on the go

Windows RT is a new Windows-based operating system that's optimized for thin and light PCs that have extended battery life and are designed for life on the go. Windows RT only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store. Windows Update automatically keeps your PC up to date and Windows Defender provides up-to-date virus and malware protection.