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A selection of Windows 8.1 desktop themes
It wouldn't be Windows without a selection of desktop themes. The default settings include a new Windows image and a "Lines and colors" slideshow.
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.