SEG1
hp

http://static.www.odcdn.com/images/us/od/lb_loading.gif
od
HP Pavilion p7-1421 Desktop Computer With Next Gen AMD A8-5500 Quad-Core Accelerated Processor
Click to View Gallery
This item is in your cart

HP Pavilion p7-1421 Desktop Computer With Next Gen AMD A8-5500 Quad-Core Accelerated Processor

Item # 482159
  • High-performance AMD A8 quad-core accelerated processor.
  • Huge 8GB memory lets you run your most demanding programs.
Your Price
$579.99 $579.99
/ each
Protect your investment Learn More
No Protection
2-Year Product Service Plan, $500-$749.99
$109.99
$109.99 109.99
  • Quantity

Available for future delivery

Pricing, Assortment and Availability

  • High-performance AMD A8 quad-core accelerated processor.  Handles the demands of today's complex software. Great for multi-tasking, too.
  • Huge 8GB memory lets you run your most demanding programs. 
  • Extra-large 1.5TB (1500GB) hard drive holds thousands of songs, photos and documents. 
  • Wireless-N (802.11n) for high-performance, cable-free networking.  Lets you access wireless networks to share files, surf the Web and exchange email. Fully compatible with 802.11b/g as well. High-speed wired networking is supported, too.
  • Memory card reader for fast, easy file transfers.  Transfer your digital photos, music and other files from 15 types of memory cards.
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports for ultra-fast data transfers.  Up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Fully compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
  • Beats Audio™ for great sound.  Supports up to 7.1-channel surround sound.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.  The very latest version of Windows.

Back to Menu

Item # 482159 
Manufacturer # H3L46AA#ABA  
modem no modem
Operating Systems Windows 8
brand name HP
operating system details Windows 8
memory type DDR3 SDRAM
segmentation Essential
processor speed 3.2 GHz
processor type A8
processor brand AMD
maximum memory capacity 32 GB
optical drive DVD±RW/DVD-RAM/DVD±R Double Layer
hard drive type hard drive
hard drive capacity 1.5 TB
memory speed PC3-12800
memory card reader Yes
total recycled content 0%
memory 8 GB
TV tuner no
processor model A8-5500
ports 2 USB 3.0; 4 USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 DVI-D; 1 VGA 15-pin D-sub; 1 optical audio out
wired connectivity 10/100/1000 Ethernet
manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
video hardware AMD Radeon HD 7560D Graphics with up to 4055MB total available memory
postconsumer recycled content 0%
Maximum Turbo Speed 3.7 GHz
warranty length 1-year limited
model name Pavilion p7-1421
audio hardware Beats Audio; High Definition Audio with up to 7.1-channel surround sound
peripherals included USB keyboard; optical mouse
wireless connectivity 802.11b/g/n

Back to Menu

Rated 4.1 out of 5�by 7 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5�by Nice machine; network/ATX problems? We've had this machine for a couple of months; suddenly two days ago the wired Ethernet connection stopped working. (We were able to fall back on WiFi, but our office WiFi is only G, so it's much slower.) I noticed at the same time that the glowing power indicator across the top wasn't turning off when the computer was shut down; I unplugged the power and held in the power button for a few seconds, and when I plugged it back in and turned it on, everything was back to normal. Hurrah! The Ethernet worked, and when I shut down the computer it turned off completely. Problem solved! Except that yesterday it happened again - both the power-not-going-off and the Ethernet-not-going-on - and nothing I can do now seems to fix it. The HP warranty is still in place, although not OD... I liked this machine a LOT when I first set it up, but I can't recommend a computer that goes toes-up so fast. If I had to venture a guess (heck, why not?), I'd suspect the power supply. Fortunately, I don't really need to guess. May 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5�by Great PC for the Price Office Depot: Outstanding professionals and service! For me, it wasn't the old battle of which is better, AMD or Intel, it was price, features and quality. Thus far, the AMD processor is solid and meets my expectations. This Desktop is powerful and meets my demands. The Windows8 learning curve was not that hard just different than what I was use to. Fast PC with simple to use. The plug&play made setup a breeze. I have a 2.0USB external HD plugged in and it accesses it faster than my older Dell. Internet speed and connection is quick and steady and the wireless connections with my other devices have been solid without problems. Loaded MS Office 2013 and was pleased with the speed of accessing PowerPoint files, performing Excel calculations and the use of Word docs and files. Photo's are quick to access, edit and process without slowing the PC which decreases my time and effort. May 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5�by Dead hard drive on day 5 I was impressed by this computer for the first 4 days I owned it. Then the hard drive went belly up. As it started to boot up, I got a message that there was a "Secure Boot Violation - Invalid signature detected - Check secure boot policy in Setup". Unfortunately I could not access setup. The machine then apparently tried to connect to HP's support servers with a message of "start PXE over IPv4". That generated a server response timeout message. Then came "Start PXE over "IPv6" Eventually I was faced with the following message: "Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" After trying a few more times to boot it up, I gave up. This computer goes back to Office Depot tomorrow. May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5�by Great Computer (Windows8 meh) Windows 8 is a big change, made more for a touch screen, but I've gotten everything to work ok now. As far as the computer, it's great, I love it. I'm a net admin and usually spend more on my personal unit, but was in a hurry and had to grab something quick and this was on sell, seemed the best bang for the buck. Lucked out, it's a great machine, fast and well balanced hardware setup, it's fast and a great at multitasking, but best of all it's super Quiet, I'd buy it again in a second. April 20, 2013
  • 2015-08-03T18:18:26.514Z
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_7, tr_7
  • loc_en_US, sid_482159, prod, sort_default
2 next>>

Back to Menu

(23 Qs�:�32 As)

Product Q&A

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
« Back
 
 
2 years, 5 months ago
Customer avatar
by
ZZZ
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Answer:�
I have not seen any HDMI connections on this (my HP P7-1421) but I have swapped from the included VGA cable to a DVI-D cable. Depending on what monitor, TV, etc. your using, this my provide more solid color and graphics. There are DVI to HDMI adaptors out there but I cant say if this is a fix or speak on the quality.
Gender:�Male
Age:�45 to 54
2 years, 2 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Rob
San Antonio, TX, USA
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answer:�
If you use an HDMI port and connect it to an HDTV. You won't be able to use the standard PC adjustments in order to get the screen size perfect. You can use the HDTV adjustments. But it is a pain, and you most likely will have sections off on one side or the other.

As others have said. It doesn't have an HDMI output. But many Video Cards do have them. Just purchase one that does have HDMI and other Video output types.
Gender:�Male
Age:�55 to 64
2 years, 3 months ago
Customer avatar
by
DKSmith
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes1No0

Answer:�
It does not have HDMI ports, sorry.
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Valladian
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes1No0

Answer:�
No it doesn't.
I just bought the P 71421 I am able to connect to my TV through the VGA 15-pin. I find this a lot easier that the HDMI. However you can add a HDMI connection yourself. Its easier and cheaper than you might think. I didn't let it stop me from buying this machine. It is so fast. I love the speed of the quad core.
Gender:�Male
Age:�55 to 64
2 years, 5 months ago
Customer avatar
by
The Truth Train
Helena, MT, USA
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes1No0

Best answer
Answer:�
This HP PC has a VGA and DVI connections, which you may be able to purchase an DVI to HDMI adapter.
2 years, 5 months ago
Customer avatar
by
The_HP_Guru
+3points
3out of 3found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes3No0
2 years, 3 months ago
Customer avatar
by
RMC
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Answer:�
In my opinion Windows 8 is OK. It is fast and seems to be stable. I didn't feel like taking the time to learn the new interface and then have to teach my staff too so I downloaded a third party app for $5 that adds a start button. I also tried the free HP version that you can download from their site but the $5 program is more like Windows 7 so stayed with that.
Gender:�Male
Age:�55 to 64
2 years, 2 months ago
Customer avatar
by
feb7
Lake Tahoe
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No1

Best answer
Answer:�
I asked the same question being that I'm so use to Windows 7. In researching this question, I've found it would cost more to convert to win7, may not be as reliable and over shadow cost savings. If your looking for a "start button", there are apps out there which will provide this experience. HP also offers an app for this, but I did not download it as I'm now use to win8. The learning curve is not that bad, and I actually prefer win8 over win7. Hope this helps.
Gender:�Male
Age:�45 to 54
2 years, 2 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Rob
San Antonio, TX, USA
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes1No0

Answer:�
This HP PC is warranted as configured. This HP PC has Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. I recommend contacting Microsoft for any downgrade possibilities.
2 years, 3 months ago
Customer avatar
by
The_HP_Guru
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0
Gender:�Male
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
MX
Max M
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Best answer
Answer:�
It comes with the trial version of Office for 30 days, sadly.
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Valladian
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes1No0

Answer:�
Unfortunately, this PC does not have Microsoft Office Starter.
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
The_HP_Guru
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0
I just want to know before I buy. For this good price, I wanted to know if I could add $200 to my bill to get two monitors.
Gender:�Male
Age:�45 to 54
2 years, 3 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Sebi
Aurora, IL, USA
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Answer:�
yes. you get one vga and one dvi output. I have identical monitors and use the vga input for one and the dvi for the other. both monitors were recognized without any configuration.
Gender:�Male
Age:�55 to 64
2 years, 2 months ago
Customer avatar
by
feb7
Lake Tahoe
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answer:�
This HP PC has a VGA and a DVI-D that can be used at the same time.
2 years, 3 months ago
Customer avatar
by
The_HP_Guru
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes1No0
 
2 answers

item 482159

can I get it with windows 7 instead of windows 8 and what is the cost of it.
Gender:�Male
Age:�55 to 64
2 years, 3 months ago
Customer avatar
by
exharleyman
New Boston, TX 75570, USA
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Answer:�
for $5 you can download stardock's start8 program that will give you a great Windows 7 interface. I use this on all my Windows 8 computers.
Gender:�Male
Age:�55 to 64
2 years, 2 months ago
Customer avatar
by
feb7
Lake Tahoe
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answer:�
This HP PC is warranted as configured. This HP PC has Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. I recommend contacting Microsoft for any downgrade possibilities.
2 years, 3 months ago
Customer avatar
by
The_HP_Guru
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No1
Gender:�Female
Age:�18 to 24
2 years, 2 months ago
Customer avatar
by
stucker
New Braunfels, TX, USA
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Answer:�
It has one vga and one dvi output that I am using in a dual monitor system right out of the box. Both monitors were recognized without any configuration.
Gender:�Male
Age:�55 to 64
2 years, 2 months ago
Customer avatar
by
feb7
Lake Tahoe
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answer:�
This HP PC has the ability to run dual monitors.
2 years, 2 months ago
Customer avatar
by
HP Team
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0
Gender:�Male
Age:�65 or over
2 years, 5 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Jack
colorado
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Answer:�
I looked at the main board for this model at the local store. It has four memory slots, one is in use with an 8GB stick. I'm not sure every system will have the exact same installed memory configuration.
Gender:�Male
Age:�45 to 54
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Frank
Naperville, IL, USA
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes1No0
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Fran
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Answer:�
This PC does have an integrated graphics card (Radeon HD7560D).
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
The_HP_Guru
-1point
1out of 3found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes1No2
Can you add a touchscreen monitor to it?
Gender:�Male
Age:�45 to 54
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Robo
92110
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Answer:�
Yes, this PC should work with any monitor that has a compatible DVI-D or VGA port and supports Windows 8.
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
The_HP_Guru
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes1No0
Does this computer have expansion slots to add another hard disk drive?
Gender:�Male
Age:�65 or over
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
Grandpa S
Bismarck, ND
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0

Answers

Answer:�
This HP PC has a second hard drive bay.
2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
The_HP_Guru
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this answer helpful?Yes0No0
  • 2015-08-03T18:17:25.066Z
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_482159, prod, sort_default
2 next>>
  • 2015-08-03T18:17:25.068Z
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_482159, prod, sort_default
2 next>>

Back to Menu

Back To Top

From the Manufacturer|Powered by Answers™

Thank You Is the information in this section helpful? Yes / No

What’s new with Windows 8.1?

  • Note: Some features require Windows 8.1. Update available through Windows store for Windows 8 users. Internet access required; fees may apply.

    The devices shown in the videos are displayed only for demonstrative purposes to showcase the touch features of the Windows operating system. Similar mice and keyboard keystrokes can be used on non-touch devices. Please check the specs of the machine on the page to know what features are included.
  • It’s new, but you know it.

    • Start up in the familiar desktop to get stuff done or the Start screen to easily access all your favorite apps and sites.


    Easier than ever to use.

    • New navigation features make it faster and easier to access, close, minimize and switch between open apps.
    • Pin favorite apps to the Start screen, the taskbar, or both for quick and easy access to what you use the most.


    More productive.

    Greater speed and ease in finding what you are looking for including new apps to love.

  • 3 Reasons Why

    {"runtimePoster":{"runtimeSrc":{"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-24d42ff9-b0ec-43b3-9b63-67ef2b62eba5.jpg"},"src":{"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-c0300121-3a9b-472b-91ed-7ebd55d7ad0b.jpg"},"sources":[{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-d93c874e-146e-4073-a552-811a069ccbd3.jpg","profile":"W960"},{"height":270,"width":480,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-c078c2db-f028-4b39-93f1-c45d88038d79.jpg","profile":"W480"},{"height":135,"width":240,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-45ecd725-5bd4-4bab-bdd4-1c2164f86c73.jpg","profile":"W240"}]},"duration":60.065,"assetWrapper":"rich-features","caption":"3 Reasons Why","isAdaCompliant":false,"src":{"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-07d4799f-2c26-4232-acc9-16fca13dc5b0.mp4"},"sources":[{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-8e288219-6830-4c7b-8f16-74740d884e62.flv","profile":"FLASH"},{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-3b6a38b4-ec0e-45d1-b446-1964e1abba06.mp4","profile":"MP4FULL"},{"height":270,"width":480,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-78e468d6-e5a7-4b30-844c-9212bb3c9854.mp4","profile":"MOBILE"},{"height":102,"width":180,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-66caab15-cfa5-44c3-88df-1f190281a90f.mp4","profile":"BLKBRY"}]}
    3 Reasons Why

    Check out why Windows just got better and you can make your Windows device the way you want it.

  • It plays as hard as it works.

    {"runtimePoster":{"runtimeSrc":{"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-f259aaa8-fcf4-49fb-9bcf-198aa8e7a82b.jpg"},"src":{"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-02cfbc12-6a44-44f8-9366-ca6c9e91e506.jpg"},"sources":[{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-b29806dc-97ad-44dc-8eb9-08632166d844.jpg","profile":"W960"},{"height":270,"width":480,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-6ca70b48-7df8-41c8-8d6c-a7ebed555804.jpg","profile":"W480"},{"height":135,"width":240,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-8470af8b-a709-46f6-bdbd-9ea513aa262f.jpg","profile":"W240"}]},"duration":86.869333,"assetWrapper":"rich-features","caption":"It plays as hard as it works.","isAdaCompliant":false,"src":{"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-68e76510-f805-44d7-be23-9391f1a62f57.mp4"},"sources":[{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-16cfd98a-b564-4c68-be5d-5ca19f7bed48.flv","profile":"FLASH"},{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-91987b50-eb13-4918-8b8f-a7715d2ea0b7.mp4","profile":"MP4FULL"},{"height":270,"width":480,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-b1d32d44-9a25-479e-b2d9-65d1497232df.mp4","profile":"MOBILE"},{"height":102,"width":180,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-b611a143-a7ce-4767-a71b-c2ca60e9118b.mp4","profile":"BLKBRY"}]}
    It plays as hard as it works.
    Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation — all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single view.
  • The apps you want.

    {"runtimePoster":{"runtimeSrc":{"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-6257a52d-5f6c-4d91-b3f5-b1e7d9e4b86e.jpg"},"src":{"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-233e82cd-c706-4fed-aaef-4b23f0f3dae4.jpg"},"sources":[{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-ebd77ab0-b8cb-46a2-baad-40e648ceee25.jpg","profile":"W960"},{"height":270,"width":480,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-a0e4d89c-290e-477a-b668-b24d3231d4a6.jpg","profile":"W480"},{"height":135,"width":240,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-a3b408f5-af2a-45e6-9901-fdbd1b9002c7.jpg","profile":"W240"}]},"duration":60.138667,"assetWrapper":"rich-features","caption":"The apps you want.","isAdaCompliant":false,"src":{"height":1080,"width":1920,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-3dde996e-90b0-4068-9722-9e2551b63e2e.mp4"},"sources":[{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-067a9b51-7538-406b-aa12-8574e8ed70df.flv","profile":"FLASH"},{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-1cb2fb95-a6c0-480a-a525-ea53c8e5cbbb.mp4","profile":"MP4FULL"},{"height":270,"width":480,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-63d33c35-1d1b-47d8-800b-b690e1113c77.mp4","profile":"MOBILE"},{"height":102,"width":180,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-70243a52-c2f9-4a65-83d2-55de97d5f1cd.mp4","profile":"BLKBRY"}]}
    The apps you want.
    In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and video editing – you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Halo: Spartan Assault.
  • Mouse, keyboard—and now touch.

    Windows 8.1 works harmoniously with various types of devices, including touch, mouse-and-keyboard, or both. Whatever kind of device you have, you'll discover fast and fluid ways to switch between apps, move things around, and go smoothly from one place to another.

  • Make it yours.

    New ways to personalize with more Start screen tiles sizes, colors, and backgrounds.

  • Your files, everywhere.

    Stay connected to your photos and important files and access them on your phone, tablet or PC with OneDrive. By signing in with your Microsoft account to any of your PCs running Windows 8.1 and you'll immediately see your own background, display preferences, and settings.

  • Multitasking made easy.

    It's easy to do up to four things at once. Snap multiple apps side by side in a single view for easy multitasking and enhanced productivity.
  • Security.

    Stay up to date and more secure with built-in privacy and security protection with Windows Defender and SmartScreen.

  • It’s fast.

    Windows 8.1 starts up faster, switches between apps faster, and uses power more efficiently than previous versions of Windows, including Windows 7.

  • Works with what you have.

    Easily connect to your printers, cameras and more with built-in USB ports. With Windows 8.1, you can run all of the programs that you had on Windows 7.

  • Get more done with Office.

    {"runtimePoster":{"runtimeSrc":{"height":720,"width":1280,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-c64e5805-d712-4caf-84f1-965589904847.jpg"},"src":{"height":720,"width":1280,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-a14abceb-3432-42ed-af0f-28afd14787f9.jpg"},"sources":[{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-3e5d8760-c570-4937-baae-1e2a3ccaec00.jpg","profile":"W960"},{"height":270,"width":480,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-19ce7384-17f4-4362-8e2a-88b3ecfcefb0.jpg","profile":"W480"},{"height":135,"width":240,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-3d85c602-7ebf-46da-a329-5c3d72e8444c.jpg","profile":"W240"}]},"duration":69.563,"assetWrapper":"rich-features","customPoster":{"runtimeSrc":{"height":720,"width":1280,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-38b8f456-324f-4b3d-b710-36bcfcd8a0b5.jpg"},"src":{"height":720,"width":1280,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-46915e9b-8d07-426f-a8b9-dfd6693b3fc7.JPG"},"sources":[{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-6895e2dc-391d-4a7a-973a-e5cb523f9f3a.jpg","profile":"W960"},{"height":270,"width":480,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-a249e92f-5b9e-4747-bd95-2906d19f08f8.jpg","profile":"W480"},{"height":135,"width":240,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-83eac399-c89e-4e6c-8bc7-1fb93784540b.jpg","profile":"W240"}]},"caption":"Get more done with Office.","isAdaCompliant":false,"src":{"height":720,"width":1280,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-b77dab19-e0e7-40ed-8c3f-8cbb410a385b.mp4"},"sources":[{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-bbbbd3f3-8bb9-4e2b-9dca-e303157fcaf1.flv","profile":"FLASH"},{"height":540,"width":960,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-42829a4b-f80e-4873-b6f5-ea9b28faa371.mp4","profile":"MP4FULL"},{"height":270,"width":480,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-3569fa73-e3c8-488d-92f2-4ebcba1f8a7b.mp4","profile":"MOBILE"},{"height":102,"width":180,"src":"/_cp/products/1349378363028/tab-556422d9-437f-4c9a-90bc-d5790792b54f/resource-c181ea20-0f8c-437a-b12e-e8bad34c8bfc.mp4","profile":"BLKBRY"}]}
    Get more done with Office.
    Office at its best on Windows 8 devices. Discover new and better ways to create, edit, and browse—using a keyboard or touchscreen. Please review the specifications on this Windows device and, if Office is not already included, don’t forget to add it to your purchase.

Windows Q&A

  • Why should I buy a Windows device?
  • Windows devices are available in all shapes and sizes to match your lifestyle and they can also be customized with your favorite apps, colors, and backgrounds to match your personality. Multitask with ease on a Windows device. Run Office side-by-side with your web browser, or make a Skype video call while you check email. Windows devices also work with stuff you already have, they include ports for printers and cameras and work with your favorite apps.*

     

    *Windows RT 8.1 devices only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store.

     

  • Does Windows have the apps I want?
  • Right out of the box, Windows 8.1 comes with apps to do all the basics and a lot more. There are apps to stay in touch, save your files to the cloud, and keep track of your photos and videos in new and easy ways.

     

    Plus, you can visit the Windows store to choose from over 100,000 apps for games, music, news, weather, and entertainment, to just name a few. 

  • Did the desktop disappear?
  • No. You’ll also still be able to work with the familiar desktop just as you did in earlier versions of Windows. If you spend most of your time on the desktop, you can even set Windows to go there instead of the Start screen when you first turn on your PC. 

  • I have heard it is for touchscreens. Can I still use a mouse and keyboard?
  • Yes. You can use it the way you want: touchscreen, mouse and keyboard, or both. You’ll also still be able to work with the familiar desktop just as you did in earlier versions of Windows.

    Note: The touchscreen functionality is dependent on the specifications of the device’s screen. Please check the specs of the machine on this page to know what features are included.
  • Can I use my current software and printers?
  • Windows 8.1 is compatible with almost all of the peripherals (printers, cameras, keyboards, mice, etc.) that you’re using today with your Windows PC or tablet. You can also use most of the desktop programs you currently use, including Office programs. 

  • What if I buy a PC running Windows 8? Can I update to Windows 8.1?
  • Yes. If you're running Windows 8 you'll be able to get the free update to Windows 8.1 through the Windows Store. 

Thank you for submitting your question

A manufacturer representative will send you the answer as quickly as possible.
There was a problem submitting your question.
Please try again later.

Ask a Question

The question will be sent to the product manufacturer. View question guidelines
We will only use your email address for correspondence regarding this question.
or Cancel

Image gallery.

Discover a world of apps

Back To Top

        This promotion is for loyalty members only. If you want to take advantage of exclusive offers like these, join Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards now! Already a member? sign in here.