|Product||Microsoft Windows 8.1||Microsoft Windows 7 (Professional, Upgrade)||Microsoft Windows 7 (Home, Upgrade)||Microsoft Windows RT|
|Price||$79.00 to $119.99||$109.00 to $290.99||$88.00 to $200.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||3 stars|
|Average user rating||2 stars||0.5 stars||5 stars||4 stars|
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If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.
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Windows RT is a strange beast. On the one hand, speed, security, and the best of Windows 8 make RT a pleasure to use. But app restrictions make Windows RT confusing, and the limited availability of apps undercuts the operating system's usefulness.
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