For those of you asking the question, 'What's Microsoft going to sell in its stores, anyway?' You'd do well to take a gander at store.microsoft.com because I'm assuming the site is supposed to go hand in hand with Microsoft's push into the brick and mortar retail business.
Of course, you've got Windows 7 and Office on sale but you've also got the likes of Nero, Photoshop and a wide range of netbooks, notebooks and PCs from HP, Dell, Sony and Lenovo. Then there's computer peripherals, gaming (PC, Xbox 360 and PC hardware), music (the beautiful Zune HD) and even phone accessories.
So if you can't make it down to Scottsdale (or you know, refuse to make it lest you be aurally assaulted by Ashley Tisdale), hit up the link to check out the virtual store instead.
Stay on the Cutting Edge
Join the experts who read Tom's Hardware for the inside track on enthusiast PC tech news — and have for over 25 years. We'll send breaking news and in-depth reviews of CPUs, GPUs, AI, maker hardware and more straight to your inbox.
I admit I haven't visited the site, but what can i get from them that I can't get any place else?Reply
And how are the prices?
I believe that the website was a little rushed.Reply
They only have one desktop for sale.
Hmmmmm...... I guess I will take that one.
I am sure it will get better.
They really need to kick it up a notch.
vertigo_2000I admit I haven't visited the site, but what can i get from them that I can't get any place else?And how are the prices?Did you read the article?Reply
The link to the website is right there.
Taking a quick gander at their store, methinks I can get a better deal on a Windows PC elsewhere, for example, I know someone who picked up a new compaq laptop with intel dual core chip, 3gb of ram and 250 gb hard drive with windows 7 upgrade for under 400 bucks. Kinda liking that....Reply
They have four desktop categories but only one computer!? It seems they forgot to finish the website by launch day? I hope this isn't a sign that Win 7 will be yet another "unfinished" OS from Microsoft.Reply
Is there a Linux option.Reply
I'm impressed with the store overall, I like how the products are automatically grouped. It may get cumbersome once there are more products, but for now it's very nice.Reply
Haven't visited the store yet, but from the look of the website it's a typical MS marketing design sore. Put the MS website and Apple website next to each other. Apple is just so much more elegant and easy to navigate. MS is just Best Buy website with MS logo on it. It's truly baffling to me how Apple seems to come up with an elegant design for everything time after time and everyone else, including those that try to emulate it, just produce a bunch of cloned garbage.Reply
ohiou_grad_06Taking a quick gander at their store, methinks I can get a better deal on a Windows PC elsewhere, for example, I know someone who picked up a new compaq laptop with intel dual core chip, 3gb of ram and 250 gb hard drive with windows 7 upgrade for under 400 bucks. Kinda liking that....Yeah, saw that or smiler deal too. At Microcenter and Tiger.Reply
Here's the Microcenter link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0319828
As for the store itself, I do hope Microsoft adds laptops,etc from producers like ASUS (higher to mid range esp, not just eePC),MSI and not just HP,Dell,Sony,etc.Reply