Screen with Windows 8?

I'll be buying a new laptop. All of them have Windows 8. I've seen Windows 8 only on 1 laptop before and it didn't fit with the size of the screen - there was a thick black stripe of empty space on each side. Are all laptops with Windows 8 like that?

Bonus question: What are the differences between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1?

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  • 6 years ago
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    Windows 8.1 has some features and security update that version 8 doesn't have such as:

    "What's new in Windows 8.1?

    When Windows 8 was released in 2012, many users complained that it was difficult and confusing to use, especially compared to older versions of Windows. Windows 8.1 includes a number of improvements and features to address some of these issues.

    http://www.gcflearnfree.org/windows8/1

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