Step inside the world of the Microsoft store
Destructoid has taken a tour of Microsoft's first retail outlet its opening day, somewhere in the middle of Arizona. People camped out to be the first inside the shop, which bore an uncanny resemblance to... go on, have a guess:
"Upon walking into the Microsoft Store, it immediately became clear who the software giant was trying to be. Anyone who has spent any time in one of Apple's brick-and-mortar locations would quickly draw parallels between the stores' clean and sparse designs. Rows of tables bearing laptops and desktop monitors feature Microsoft's products and offer a hands-on approach and the Answer Desk, a domineering counter at the rear of the store, is clearly a carbon copy of Apple's "Genius" program."
"Does it look like an Apple Store knock-off? Certainly, but I'm not sure that's going to matter. The people who care about that already aren't likely to be shopping in a Microsoft Store to begin with. But, for consumers of the biggest software company in the world, having a place where you can go to buy what you want when you want it in a clean and helpful environment has been a long time coming."
You can read the full review and find out what the new Microsoft experience has to offer over at Destructoid.