YOU’VE BEEN TO THE UWS APPLE STORE; BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MICROSOFT STORE?

When you make products like spreadsheet-program Excel, it’s hard to seem “cool.” But Microsoft is trying, and now it’s even got an Apple-like mini-store with genius-types walking around in identical red and blue t-shirts.

The new pop-up shop is on the ground floor of the Time Warner Center near the 60th Street entrance. Customers can try out Microsoft’s Surface tablet, which runs its new Windows 8 operating software. They can also play with Windows 8 on some more traditional laptops. The store will likely be open until February, or maybe March, employees said.

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    1. denton says:

      No wifi in surface, no visit from me.

    2. denton says:

      You’re right, I meant no 4G

    3. Amy says:

      I tried it out this weekend. The interface is pretty, and I like the cinematic aspect ratio, but the keyboard was disappointing. No tactile feedback, and you have to hit the keys really hard to register the keystroke. As a relatively fast, light-touch typer, it was impractical.