Though we don't have too many of these Microsoft stores, they are starting to roll out across a few malls in the U.S. and we say, bring it on. As an obvious attempt to jump on the popularity of Apple's stores, which are notoriously busy, it's still nice to see Microsoft try to compete with them and even the playing field.

The Houston store looks nice enough and more natural than than the all white, antiseptic feel of Apple's stores (and we seem to be lacking the all to pretentious 'Genius Bar', thankfully). Personally, we can't wait till Microsoft brings one of these to New York City, hopefully in a grand way.

Video by Greg McClendon Jr.; thanks for the tip