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A subtle addition to the power menu
The original Start menu is gone, but Windows 8.1 still has the right-click WinX menu. One subtle change in Windows 8.1 is the addition of a Sign Out option in addition to the usual Sleep/Shut Down/Restart functions.
IE 11 gets a reading view
The Reading View option in the Metro version of Internet Explorer 11 is new, with a handful of custom settings for fonts and colors.
More tracking protection options
From the Metro version of Internet Explorer 11, you can still turn on Tracking Protection and control Do Not Track requests. For the first time you can also choose to block third-party cookies.