What about it? If you are using Windows 8.0 you are expected to upgrade to Windows 8.1, that's how you get IE11.
I agree, if you look at similar priced notebooks they tend to be utter ****, depending on the use case (perhaps browsing the web and email) the Surface 2 may be the better suited device.
I have a shop full of computers to upgrade this is crazy. I think I will try and get the Win 8 product keys from the machines BIOS then do an in place upgrade from DVD using the non activatable...
Agreed I would like to switch my primary MS account to my outlook.com alias but can't due to it breaking WP8 purchases.