Windows 8 is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7, but it’s been improved on all fronts. You can install Windows 8 on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7, and you’ll love how it works on new devices, too. Windows 8 was designed with Windows 7 apps in mind, because you probably have older apps you need to use.
Cloud-connected with your Microsoft account
Sign in to your Windows 8 device with your Microsoft account and you’re immediately connected to the people, files and settings you care about. Your PC comes to life with all the things that make Windows yours, including your Start page, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favourites.
You can connect your favourite services to your Microsoft account, too, like Hotmail, Messenger, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more. And you can immediately get to your photos, docs and other files, whether they’re on SkyDrive, Facebook, Flickr or other services.
It's all about the apps
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse great apps, all grouped in easy-to-find categories. We highlight great apps for you and provide quick access to frequently downloaded apps. You can also see how other people have rated apps. You’ll always know what’s interesting, new and popular. You won’t have to worry about buying something you don’t want because you can try before you buy, if the app supports it. If you try an app and like it, you can buy it and continue using the full app with no interruption. You won’t waste time or lose your place.
Industry-leading Ergonomic Design - Given the time you spend with your hands on a keyboard, investing in the newest addition to Microsoft's best-selling line of ergonomic keyboards can pay dividends in greater comfort. According to some studies, ergonomic keyboard designs, such as the Microsoft Natural line, have been associated with significant reduction of carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.
Rest your wrists against the plush palm rest in a relaxed, natural angle with this keyboard's curved key bed, ergonomic arc, and reversed slope. Apart from comfort and support, enjoy quick, customisable way to reach files, folders, and web pages with handy hot keys. For close-in tasks, use the Zoom Slider, located in the middle of the keyboard, to zoom in and out with the touch of a finger.
H 82.8, W 262, D 503 mm.
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000 - Red
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Go anywhere and stay connected. You'll appreciate how this wireless mobile mouse comfortably fits your mobile lifestyle and your pocketbook. Whether you're sending email or presenting to a class, you can rely on precise optical tracking to scroll, point, and click smoothly. Plus, roam up to 30ft away and retain reliable wireless control of your computer. When it's time to pack up and go, you'll hardly notice the tiny transceiver. Leave it plugged into your computer's USB port, or tuck it into the bottom of the mouse for travel.
Keep using the mouse for up to 10 month without having to change the batteries, and save power with the convenient on/off switch. Leave the Nano Transceiver plugged in when you're on the go, or stow it in the mouse. Enjoy quality performance that takes advantage of 1,000-dots-per-inch (DPI) tracking and 2.4-gigahertz (GHz) wireless. Use your mouse for up to 10 month without having to change batteries. On/Off Switch - Conserve battery power by turning off your mouse when not in use. Comfort - Experience comfortable use of three buttons and a scroll wheel with either hand. H 96, W 57, D 36 mm.MICROSOFT helpline: 0844 800 2400.
Quick setup on a reliable keyboard - Out of the box and into your system, this affordable keyboard sets up in an instant, with no software necessary. Plus, it has the features you need, like the 10-key pad and a Windows Start button. When you want to kick back, simply adjust the height of the keyboard and type comfortably.
Life should be this simple. Reliable and durable. Quality construction is designed to last. Windows Start Button - Simply press the Windows start button to launch the start menu. Comfortable - Quiet, responsive keys.
H 30.1, W 172, D 473 mm.
Take notes and have them where you want when you need them.
What's new in Microsoft OneNote 2013
OneNote is a digital notebook for capturing, storing, and sharing all kinds of information. Full integration with the cloud means you can free your files from your computer’s hard drive so your notes and information are saved and searchable wherever you go — on nearly any mobile device, tablet, or browser.
Top features to explore
Save and share files in the cloud
The cloud is like file storage in the sky. You can get to it anytime you’re online. In OneNote, it’s easy to save your files to your own SkyDrive account or to your organization’s site. From there, you can easily view, edit, sync, and share your notes and even work together with family members, colleagues, or classmates on the same notes at the same time.
Sync notes across computers and devices
When you store your notebooks in the cloud, you can seamlessly access and use the information you care about and keep it in sync across the OneNote apps on all your favorite devices — including your Windows computer, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Symbian device. You can also use the free Office Web App in virtually any browser.
Draw, sketch, or handwrite notes
Smoothly draw, erase, and edit with your finger, stylus, or mouse on any Touch- capable device, such as a Tablet PC or a Windows 8 tablet or slate PC. If you need to share your handwritten notes and care about legibility, OneNote can automatically convert your handwriting to text.
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Encryption and comfort at your fingertips - unlike standard keyboards, this one features Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), which can help protect your personal and business information by encrypting what you type. Enjoy the classically designed keyboard, with a pillow-textured palm rest for support and comfort. The desktop is completed with a wireless, full-size mouse that features enhanced side grips, four-way scrolling and BlueTrack technology. Not only is this desktop secure, comfortable and convenient - it's simple to use - just plug in the transceivers and you're ready to go!
Taskbar Favourites - easily access programs in the taskbar with convenient keyboard hot keys. The keys automatically adapt to the new location of applications that have been rearranged by dragging.
Windows Start Button - simply press the Windows start button to launch the start menu.
Pillow-Texture Palm Rest - the pillow-textured palm rest gives comfortable support while you type.
Comfort and control for either hand - experience full-size comfort with enhanced side grips for control, a shape that fits either hand, and a Tilt Wheel for easy side-to-side scrolling. BlueTrack Technology Works on virtually any surface in your home, office, or anywhere in between.
Compatible with Windows 8.1.Colour: Black.
A headset truly can be both mobile and comfortable!
When you're ready to chat, game, or simply listen to music, setup of LifeChat LX-2000 is quick and easy - just plug it in. The behind-the-head design provides convenient comfort that won't mess up your hair. And, adjusting the volume or muting the microphone is effortless, thanks to inline volume and microphone controls.
Time to go? Because the set is foldable, you can swiftly store the LifeChat LX-2000 for travel. The included carrying case protects both the headset and cord. No software needed, compatible operating systems include Microsoft Windows® 8.1, Windows 8, Windows RT 8.1, Windows RT 8, and Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.7-10.9, Android 3.2 and 4.2 1.MICROSOFT helpline: 0844 800 2400.
With over 1 billion PCs and Macs running Office, Microsoft® Office is the most-trusted and most-used productivity suite ever. And Office for Mac 2011 is here to help you do more with your Mac your way. Use familiar applications like Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint® to help you take your ideas further. And since Office for Mac is compatible with Office for Windows®, you can work on documents with virtually anyone on a Mac or PC. Store your files in a password protected online SkyDrive® folder to access, edit, or share your work from virtually anywhere with the free Office Web Apps.
- Licensed for home and student use on 1 (one) Mac; not for use in any commercial, non-profit, or revenue generating business activities, or by any government organization.
- Office for Mac 2011 includes Mac versions of Word 2011, Excel® 2011, and PowerPoint® 2011; the most familiar and trusted productivity applications used around the world at home, school, and business.
- Reliable compatibility with the over 1 billion Macs and PCs running Office worldwide ensures you have the right tools to create, share, and collaborate with virtually anyone.
- Office for Mac 2011 offers top-of-the-line software with the most complete feature set, so you can deliver impressive, professional-looking documents and presentations.
- Office Web App support: New Office Web Apps let you post, access, edit, and share Office documents from where you want with nearly any computer with a browser.
- Also includes Messenger for Mac 8 enabling you to communicate in real time with audio and video support, and Remote Desktop for Mac 2 so you can drive your Windows-based PC from your Mac.
Reliable Value, Ready When You Are - Look no further for a quality keyboard that offers great value. Get all the features you need and more with Microsoft quality and reliability. Quiet Touch keys and quick access to media controls simplify how you use your computer and let you focus on the task at hand.
Media Centre: Four hot keys let you control the most-used media activities (play/pause, volume up, volume down, and mute).
Quiet-touch Keys: Quiet, responsive, thin-profile keys.
Calculator Hot Key: With the touch of the button, you can quickly access the Calculator.
Spill Resistant Design. Enjoy a drink while you work, this keyboard is designed to withstand an accidental spill.
Windows Start Button: Press to launch your Start menu and search your PC or the Web if you have Windows Vista or later installed.
Plug and Play: No software needed. Just connect the keyboard to your PC and go!
H 42.7, W 160, D 456 mm.
Great value in a sleek desktop. This desktop set combines a spill-resistant keyboard and optical mouse to deliver all the features you need and more with Microsoft quality and reliability. Enjoy plug-and-play setup, Windows Vista integration, Quiet Touch keys with quick access to media controls and calculator, and a comfortable ambidextrous mouse.
H 42.7, W 160, D 456 mm.
Only if you currently have a device running Windows 8.1 (Core) operating system can you upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro (Professional) using this Windows 8.1 Pro Pack (upgrade) product.
Windows 8.1 Pro allows you to connect and share your files and also adds enhanced features if you need to connect to company networks, access remote files, encrypt sensitive data, and access to other more advanced tasks. To access your PC, Microsoft has replaced a standard PIN or password with a swipe gesture; unlock your PC by clicking or swiping present locations you've selected on the lock screen. New functions also allow you to search for your favourite software programs, open, close, hide, resize, or run multiple apps simultaneously with the swipe of a finger or a swipe of the mouse.
Finally, Windows 8 also gives you the ability to 'refresh' it-self to give users a new starting point and a cleaner version of Windows. Use BitLocker Drive Encryption to help protect your files on an entire drive. BitLocker can help block hackers from accessing the system files they rely on to discover your password, or from accessing your drive by physically removing it from your PC and installing it in a different one.
With Remote Desktop you can connect your PC to a PC in another location, like your work PC to your home PC and use all of your apps, files, and network resources as if you were sitting right in front of your work PC. You can leave apps open at work and then see those same apps on your home PC. Watch, pause, and record HDTV, watch DVDs, listen to your tunes, show off your photos, and enjoy online shows. All in one place with Windows Media Centre - a whole PC entertainment system. System requirements: 1Ghz processor 2G.MICROSOFT helpline: 0844 800 2400.
Manage life and work more efficiently with access to your documents online.
The newest from Office.
Office Home & Business 2013 is designed to help you create and communicate faster with new, time-saving features and a clean, modern look. Plus, you can save your documents in the cloud on SkyDrive and access them virtually anywhere.
The latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote plus Outlook on 1 PC.
What it includes:
- The latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook.
- Office on one PC for business and household use.
- One-off purchase for the life of your PC; non-transferrable.
- 7 GB of online storage in SkyDrive.
- Free Office Web Apps1 for accessing, editing and sharing documents.
- An improved user interface optimised for touch, pen and keyboard.
Work through your to-do list faster.
- Experience Office at its best on Windows 8 devices, with an improved user interface optimised for touch, pen and keyboard.
- An improved look and feel reduces distractions for a better reading experience.
- The new Start screen gives you a selection of recent documents and templates to get going quickly.
Simplify how you communicate.
- Get the latest email, scheduling and task tools in Outlook.
- See your Outlook schedule, an appointment or details about a contact without changing screens.
- Create more visually compelling presentations with widescreen themes in PowerPoint.
- Recommended Charts helps you visualise data quickly and effectively in Excel.