Experience the Windows 8 release with our launch event video.
We had the opportunity to check out the
Windows 8 release
event at Microsoft’s San Jose Windows store, located in the heart of Silicon Valley.
In the video below, we go up close and personal with Microsoft’s newly released Surface RT tablet, get impressions from customers on the controversial new OS, and interview the store’s manager to see if the long-awaited launch lived up to the hype.
To see if Windows 8 is right for you, make sure to read
For additional images from the event, check out our Windows 8 launch gallery below.
Helping customers along their way were dozens of blue-shirted Microsoft employees. Microsoft tells us blue is Windows 8's official color.
The Microsoft employees were really nice and helpful.
Windows 8-powered ultrabooks
If you've never been to a Microsoft store, you should try and check one out. They're actually pretty cool-looking.
What makes the store pretty cool are the numerous changing LCD screens on the walls.
Windows 8 fan Jeff Davis was kind enough to unbox his Surface tablet for us (see video above).
The Surface was the talk of the town.
Windows 8...it's officially here.
Customers were telling us that walk-in times took roughly 2.5 hours.
The Apple store is located right across from the Windows store...how awkward.
Microsoft employees tried their best to bring energy to the launch.
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