Microsoft Retail Experience Demoed, Not as Snazzy as the Apple Store

Paul Lilly

'Anything you can do, I can do better' seems to be the mantra driving Microsoft these days, and while many of you felt Microsoft did one-up Apple with its Vista commercials ( this editor did not ), it remains to be seen if those same folks think that Microsoft's new Retail Experience Center holds the same appeal as the Apple Store.

The Retail Experience Center doesn't actually exist, at least not yet, but Microsoft did publish a video and several photos of what one would look like. It's all very authentic looking, and as one might imagine, filled with all things Microsoft, including the company's Surface technology. But is it exciting? Engadget describes the fake store masquerading as a real outlet as "pretty boring and corporate," likening it to a Circuit City, while iStartedSomething.com admits "doesn't look half bad."

Check out the video and pics, then hit the jump and tell us what you think.

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