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September 9, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Windows Stores now open in four local Best Buy locations

The Windows Stores within Best Buy locations are designed to showcase a range of Microsoft products. (Photo from Microsoft)

The Windows Stores within Best Buy locations are designed to showcase a range of Microsoft products. (Photo from Microsoft)

Back in June, Microsoft had announced that it was launching 600 Windows Stores within Best Buy and Future Shop locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Of those store-within-stores, there are now four open locally including one completed about a week ago in Tukwila. They are at the Best Buys located in:

  • Bellevue at 457 120th Ave N.E.
  • Seattle at 330 N.E. Northgate Way
  • Tukwila at 17364 Southcenter Parkway
  • Lynnwood at 19225 Alderwood Mall Parkway

These four are in addition to five others that have opened in Washington state already. Those five are in Silverdale, Puyallup, Tacoma, Kennewick and Spokane.

In total, almost 500 Windows Stores within Best Buy locations have opened in the U.S. so far.

These stores, now essentially the computer departments inside Best Buy, are designed to include a range of Microsoft devices and products, including Windows tablets and PCs, Windows Phones, Surface, Office, Xbox and more.

Best Buy employees, trained by Microsoft, will staff the Windows Stores.

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