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Nelek29-Jun-20 9:19
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NewsMicrosoft to close all retail stores Pin
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Chris Maunder29-Jun-20 2:17
cofounderChris Maunder29-Jun-20 2:17 
They sold their Surface line of hardware as well as a mish-mash of laptops. The staff, at a few stores I visited, knew the talking points of the Surface stuff but the other stuff - the Acer, Asus etc gear? They barely had a clue.

There was no focus. It was "here's what we want you to buy, and here's what we're also offering because we know what we want you to buy isn't enough".

At an Apple store you have Phones, Tablets, laptops and computers. All arranged in sections and each section you have your levels of expensiveness. There was a very clear heirarchy.

At Microsoft stores there was a random assortment of laptops with zero guidance as to which was the best. With Apple, for instance, you choose your cheaper lighter Air or the expensive, heavier Pro laptop. Play or Work. Then you choose how much SSD and RAM. All in one areas and you're done.

At Microsoft you go from table to table wondering if the HP is better than the Asus, or if the Huawei is more powerful than the surface laptop. And what's the diff between the Surface Laptop and the book?

Further, at Apple everything (of consequence) was Apple. You knew, 100%, that quality wasn't an issue. At Microsoft you didn't know. There was no brand trust.

And finally (well, finally for me) Microsoft stores didn't always have the latest and greatest. I was there looking at a Matebook Pro and the staff member helping didn't know the specs. I was looking them up on my phone and realised they were selling the out of date model.

They should have not tried to be Apple and instead backed themselves and sold only their Surface Hardware and had free espresso.
cheers
Chris Maunder

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