Screenshots from the final version of Windows 8.1 RTM have begun to surface on the web and we are happy to make them available to our readers. The shots show the default start screen, lock screen, and desktop screen backgrounds. Windows 8.1 was finalized on August 23rd and we are more than excited to get the final build in our own hands.

Check out the screenshots below and let us know what you think. They might just be collections of new operating system wallpaper, but when it comes to technology – design can be the first and longest lasting impression.

Are you currently on the Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview?

Bonus Question: Are any of our readers not running Windows 8 (Still on XP, Vista, or 7)?

Source: Win8China; via: WinSuperSite