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A window into the Microsoft StoreCNET's Ina Fried takes a look at Redmond's foray into retail, touring the recently opened Microsoft Store in Mission Viejo, Calif.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:04 >> I'm Ina Fried with CNET News. Recently, I had the chance to go to Microsoft's retail store in Mission Viejo, California one of only two stores that Microsoft has. As you can see it borrows a fair amount from the design of the Apple store so place where you can get answers, lots of area to try around all the different laptops and so forth. There are a couple things that make it stand out, in particular, the Surface tabletop computer. Each of the stores has Surface units that people can go play checkers or do whatever on. And then the other thing that makes it unique is this video wall which is made up of dozens of flat panel displays. When I was there, they were counting everything from Bing to Windows 7. I also had a chance to speak with Joe Babacanian [assumed spelling] who was one of the folks that was visiting the Microsoft store. Here's what he had to say: >> I think it's a beautiful store, you know, it caught my eye. I thought I'd come on in and, you know, check out the colorful going ons. I'm in the market for a new computer so I thought I'd, you know, pick a little brains and see all these new technical devices and see what's up. >> So what do you think is this cooler than you expected Microsoft to be? >> It's definitely an amazing store. You know, it catches my eye. It's perfect. It's realtor friendly. I'll tell you that much. So, you know, I come on in and, you know, I feel welcome. That's it. They answer my questions. Everything's good to go. >> That's a quick look at the Microsoft store for CNET News. I'm Ina Fried. ^M00:01:25