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    Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    After it has been updated and rebranded as the 'Microsoft Store'.
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    Re: Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    Next step Microsoft shops?
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    Re: Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Next step Microsoft shops?
    Like Apple stores, except over time there is less and less choice, only the most expensive products are configurable, and Microsoft chooses for you what you buy? (And then it breaks on the first software upgrade?)
    ..I mean, it actually doesn't sound a whole lot different to Apple stores...

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    Re: Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    Well, the Apple kit doesn't break on the first upgrade - and the software upgrades (minor and major) are free at the point of delivery.

    Can't speak for the latest versions of Windows or Microsoft's hardware.
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    Re: Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Well, the Apple kit doesn't break on the first upgrade
    Happens to everything (Guardian)
    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    and the software upgrades (minor and major) are free at the point of delivery.
    For both Microsoft and Apple, IIRC, though I've never upgraded a Mac OS version. (And they have no feature tiers AFAIK?)
    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Can't speak for the latest versions of Windows or Microsoft's hardware.
    Well, it was W10 I was poking fun at (many users needing to reinstall Windows from scratch after an upgrade bricked their device), but also I doubt Microsoft would sell decently configurable devices in the future considering that they are making life as easy for themselves as possible.
    Last edited by Ozaron; 25-09-2017 at 02:48 PM.

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    Re: Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    I've been to the Microsoft Store in NYC and it was great.

    VR headset on demo, and plenty of interesting surface-style equipment to play with.

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    Re: Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    If you want bricks & mortar store in UK:

    "Flagship Microsoft Store planned for Regent Street in London"
    Announced on the Microsoft Blog on Thursday.

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    Re: Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    Why not, looks like they just want to catch up with their competitor

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    Re: Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Next step Microsoft shops?
    They've already got them on the left side of the pond.

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    Re: Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by mtyson View Post
    If you want bricks & mortar store in UK:

    "Flagship Microsoft Store planned for Regent Street in London"
    Announced on the Microsoft Blog on Thursday.
    Apparently its going to be opposite the shrine to St. Jobs ... maybe we could see something like this https://vimeo.com/67051047 between the rival fanboi's.

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    Re: Windows Store to start selling hardware and accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    They've already got them on the left side of the pond.
    and I'm fairly sure they've had shops in the UK before...

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