So I got to go to the Microsoft Store at Edmonton Mall a day early to check out the area which was slightly strange for the site as gaming is the primary function and that poor Xbox One could only be creepily
stared at through the plexi-glass that incased it. Aside from that the venue is interesting, bright and definitely a great addition for service on any Microsoft Product. They sell the range suite from Tablets (Surface 2 is there)
to desktops, their phone line which we really didn't go over and of course the gaming! We went into a fairly quick tour in my time slot sadly without allowance of video, though I have some sparkling photos to show from the time.
Collected a range of product photos to accompany the writing block
See me here with the manager as whom guided me through my tour to show off the products
From there we went on to go into great detail about the Surface 2 as I had inquired about this and was given a full rundown of the obviously faster, lighter and more well equiped Surface that will most likely blow anyone's mind as the original as for me. The prices on the devices are incredibly good at this point, even on the second iterations with even larger hard drives to directly compete with any Tablet/Laptop. They really are devices of pristine beauty, I really can't sum them up enough and hopefully will be able to grab the second iteration in the new future. On top of the Surface news I got to see, not touch the array of side products from backlit keyboards to the beauty dock that you can read about here. Finally the two-stage kickflip is a nice addition to it for further comfort customization!
My final segment which should cover the ending of what I learned and for those gamers out there that the store will allow you to preview any title you desire before purchase in the number of screens they have available and even allow
rental of their massive screen at the back for events of any kind. It will also be used in-store to help individuals get hands on with any software they desire to learn it even better. The premise of the idea is great and will hopefully
be something they continue to use into the future as it would help make for some sick midnight releases that will allow you to be inside playing while you wait to pickup your game or product.
I had a fairly great time, except for that far drive up. You can visit the store starting October 26, 2013 with an opening concert from Dierks Bentley and Major Nelson to cut the rope, really would have been cool to be there that day.