The Windows 8.1 Update is intended to make the software simpler for desktop and notebook users who choose using a mouse to touch – or may not have a touchscreen.
- new, right-clickable context menus
- a title bar at the top of Modern/Windows Store apps;
- adding up of power and search buttons on the Start Screen
However, there is also a tablet angle. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 will contain a smaller footprint (1 GB RAM; 16 GB of storage), which allow device makers put Windows 8.1 with the update on cheaper, smaller tablets.
According to Windows SuperSite's Paul Thurrott , Microsoft is devising to make Windows 8.1 Update 1 obtainable to MSDN subscribers on April 2, 2014. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will make the update normally accessible using Windows update.
Microsoft may announce at least another update to Windows 8.1 later on this year