New flagship Microsoft Store opens tomorrow in New York City, just blocks from Apple's "cube"

New flagship Microsoft Store opens tomorrow in New York City, just blocks from Apple's "cube"
Tomorrow, Microsoft opens its brand new retail store in New York City. Located on tony Fifth Avenue in a location once inhabited by Fendi, Microsoft will sell all of its latest devices including the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book laptop/tablet. Those are the first two products you see as you enter the store. Additionally, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL are also expected to be on display at the store, with consumers being allowed to go hands-on with the newest high-end Lumia handsets.

The address of the store is 677 Fifth Avenue, and the property offers 22,269 square feet. But what makes the store so interesting is its proximity to the Apple Store known as "The Cube." The two stores are just five blocks apart meaning that tech fans can quickly check out the latest devices from one of the retail locations, and then make the short walk to the other store.

Inside the new Microsoft Store you can find screens on both sides pushing Microsoft products, and it is the only Microsoft Store with the huge Surface Hub touchscreen display for businesses, in stock. The new Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue is five stories, although retail takes up just two of them. There is space devoted to Dell's upcoming business products and tech support is also on a higher floor. You can get an idea of what it looks like inside by clicking on the slideshow, below. 

source: CNET



10. Vanliewn

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

There's been a Microsoft store (not as nice though) in the mall of America directly across from the apple store since I can remember. How is this news?

9. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Man, Microsoft is just so much more interesting than Apple is now. What is Apple? Overpriced devices that haven't changed much over the last five years apart from increasing the screen resolution slightly and removing connectivity ports. And what is Microsoft? Highly innovative, highly desirable devices that in many consumers' eyes still carry the stigma of old. This is however not the old M$. Mark my words, within five years Microsoft has overtaken Apple as the most valuable tech company as Microsoft grows and Apple falls deeper into the Nokia trap.

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Waiting to see that happen. Microsoft has been making blunder after blunder lately.

6. Arthurhkt

Posts: 728; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Well, maybe Google will open up another store around that area, soon.

8. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

That would be quite funny. The Android Store, The Microsoft Store and the Apple Store in the same area.

5. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

Good luck

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Maybe they can get the Black Keys to perform to make it look like people are interested in their stores.

7. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

A 2011 article? Really? God I hope a lot of the Apple fans aren't like woman - crying over things that happened long ago and not getting over things.

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

one day before their biggest game is released this year. halo 5

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5841; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Pretty cool I'm kind of disappointed they are still haven't reentered the PC gaming market yet But they seem to be opening up slowly Hopefully next year they will give Steam some much needed competition

11. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

1. 7a6d3e7

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

They both are so close to each other.. Choose wisely.. U will be stuck in a loop if u choose the wrong one.

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