If you are to walk down Michigan Ave right now what tech stores are you going to find right now. The first one that tourists always tend to go to is the Apple store and until a couple years back Best Buy made its presence known. Now there is a new contender coming to the Mag mile. The lucky contestant is the Microsoft store. So now you can find the latest and greatest things that Microsoft offers at the Microsoft store on the Michigan Ave.
You might be asking you, So when is this going to happen? The grand opening happen on the 26th of October at the Shops at North Bridge. It will open during regular business hours. Go to the website of the mall and check out at what time it opens. One thing I would like to emphasize is that this store is not going to stay for a long time, it is only available to the public for the holidays. Maybe if there is a good reception from the public it could entice the suits at Microsoft to stay on Michigan Ave. I did make a comment during the summer that for people here in the city there was not a Microsoft store for you to take advantage of a sale that they were offering and if you did want to take advantage of said sale, you had to trek all the way to Oak Brook. Not anymore.
What are they going to be offering? Well all the latest and greatest that Microsoft will be offering for this holiday season. One thing that will be making it's grand debut on the day of the launch is the brand new Surface tablet. The new tablet that Microsoft is offering to battle the iPad. You could have pre-ordered the device. As quick the announcement was made it sold out as quickly. You can still go to the Microsoft store on October 26th and pick one up.
Let me tell you what they will the Surface will offer you. They come in 3 versions. 32 GB version at $499, 32 GB with a black touch cover for $599 and a 64 GB with a black touch cover at $699. Now you can purchase your own touch cover in a variety colors according to the style that you want, you can have it in black, white, magenta, cyan and red for $119. You can also add a black type cover that is a keyboard if you want to add it to the tablet for $129.
These devices will come pre-loaded with apps, the apps that will be on the device are Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 preview which you can later download the full version when it is made available. Windows Mail and Messaging. SkyDrive, Internet Explorer, Bing, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, Xbox games.
It comes with a front facing camera and a back camera to take pictures. USB 2.0, micro SD slot, headphone jack, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. I
f you want to get your hands on one of this magnificent devices go to the Microsoft Store on October 26.