ORIGIN PC is now offering Microsoft's latest and highly-anticipated update, Windows 8.1, to their full line of award-winning desktops and laptops for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. Windows 8.1 delivers the most complete set of experiences and the widest range of in-box apps and services than ever before. The new Windows 8.1 update now includes exciting new features like the iconic Windows START button that allows for one-click access to the innovative start screen, gives users the option to boot directly to their desktop or start screen, provides a global search within the PC and web and so much more! All ORIGIN PC system orders with Windows 8.1 pre-installed will begin shipping on or after the official launch day of October 17, 2013. All existing ORIGIN PC customers with Windows 8 can choose to update to Windows 8.1 for free on its official launch day through the windows app store! ORIGIN PC also still provides its customers with the option of Windows 7 if desired. Windows 8.1 New Features: Modern UI Experience- Multitask with up to four apps or sites open side-by-side at the same time. Boot To Desktop - Allows users to choose to boot directly to their desktop or start screen of your choice New Start Button - The iconic Start button is now located on the taskbar allowing one-click access to the Start Screen and provides additional options Enhanced Search- New Bing-powered search returns results from across your devices, apps and the cloud. New Windows Store - Find your favorite apps and discover new experiences in the redesigned Windows Store. New Backgrounds - Choose from new backgrounds, colors and live tiles for an experience that's uniquely yours. Cloud Ready - Access all your files, photos and settings, from anywhere, with SkyDrive cloud-based storage and sync. Free Update For Current Windows 8 Users - Existing Windows 8 users can update to Windows 8.1 by downloading directly through the Windows App Store for free. Free Lifetime 24/7 Support - Every ORIGIN PC comes with industry leading Lifetime 24/7 Support based in the United States ready to help answer any Windows 8.1 related questions. "One of my favorite things about Windows 8.1 is now having the ability to choose where you want to boot directly to, your desktop or directly to the start screen menu." said Kevin Wasielewski ORIGIN PC CEO and co-founder. "With Windows 8.1, it's an evolutionary step in the right direction and we're extremely excited to immediately begin offering it to all ORIGIN PC customers to have it ready to ship by launch day."