Microsoft to open retail stores

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Microsoft to open retail storesAccording to a report seen in the 'Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal', Microsoft are going to be opening retail stores. Microsoft have appointed the ex Dreamworks Animations head of worldwide product distribution, David Porter as new corporate vice president of retail stores. The company is quoted to have said it is targeting "a small number of high profile experience stores in a few major cities around the world." Microsoft recently opened a retail experience centre within it's Redmond campus and has used highly futuristic prototypes of retail display technology.

Exact product ranges and store locations have not yet been confirmed, but we expect Microsoft to pile on the WOW factor. We find this to be a daring move for Microsoft. With leading brand names disappearing from our high streets as quick as they are at the moment, Microsoft will surely have to work some magic to make the effort worthwhile.

You can view the original article on the SV/SJ Business Journal website. You can discuss this article within our forum.

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09-02-2009, 11:12:46

a bit over budget but worth it

09-02-2009, 12:03:18


Biostar TPower I45 Intel P45

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

A bit over budget, but you should be able to overclock really well with those two :)

This gets my vote

09-02-2009, 13:19:47

Cant go wrong with a e8400 and the TPOWER
you should be able to clock the e8400 like a biatch, also doesnt the tpower hold world records for clocking dualies?

09-02-2009, 14:01:48


Cant go wrong with a e8400 and the TPOWER
you should be able to clock the e8400 like a biatch, also doesnt the tpower hold world records for clocking dualies?

Highest FSB... yah

09-02-2009, 18:18:31

Still like to use at least one of my XFX 8800GT's

09-02-2009, 18:51:14

I am really consideing the BIOSTAR T-Power I45 as my next MB but I am concerned that I may not be able to use my XFX 8800 with the board. Not sure on CPU yet.

09-02-2009, 18:53:41

You can use your XFX 8800GT with it mate, you just won't be able to run two of them in SLI.

The E8400 is a great clocker. Paired with the Biostar you should reach 3.6Ghz with ease, and 4.0Ghz with some tweaking :)

10-02-2009, 11:32:26

Check our phenom II, will give you by far the best bang per buck!!

10-02-2009, 12:20:35

Still not sure about the PII

10-02-2009, 12:50:00

P45 (of some description) + E8400. I'm sure of it.

If it was my money, which it isn't, and I had a reasonable budget, which I don't, and I wanted a dual-core not a quad, which I don't, then I'd be in like a shot.

Which is, sorta, a recommendation :)

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