Video tour of Microsoft’s off-site showroom at CES 2014

The big news a few years ago was Microsoft was not going to do CES any longer, instead focusing on their own events like Build, which are better aligned with their product announcements.

But the truth is, they are here, taking meetings with their partners and press (see our interview with director of Windows Phone, Greg Sullivan). They even have a rather large showroom with just announced Windows 8.1 PCs, tablets, two-in-ones and various Windows Phone 8 devices.

Check out our behind the scenes video of Microsoft’s off-site showroom, including all of their wares. Video after the break!

Daniel Rubino
Editor-in-chief

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

20 Comments
  • If the price is right I might get it.
  • Daniel why are you so sexi?
  • Vitamins. And vodka.
  • LOL
  • although you look good and manly in the video... I like more when you are shaved ; )
  • What is this shaving-thingy so many are talking about?
  • off topic ..but which beard oil do you use?   i ve been growing mine for 2 months now
  • 2 Month you say? You still have some Centimeters to go then, I guess, depending on where you want to go with the length. I personally do not use Oil, it makes the Beard so shiny and I do not like that. What I use is a multipurpose balm, Coiffette, which can be used for hands, nails & beards alike. The smell goes towards pine. Sadly my beard grow is more or less confined to my mouth area and not really dense, so what you see on my profile pic is the max length where it still looks good. :/ I would whish it be denser and also growing better to the sides.
  • Hands off, Daniel is MINE.
     
  • The whole time I watched that video, I didn't even notice what he was showing. I was so enamoured by his dreaminess.. ;-)
  • +1020
  • Daniel,you dont look like you are in your 30s as I read from a comment by you in a post some time before.You hardly look 25!!!! ;) :o
  • Hah, thanks!
  • Great rundown. I wish you would have flipped the screen on the Sony Flip, its a very neat trick to show off
  • Better yet.. that PC gets its own post in a bit. We just need to finish up the video..and the post :P Fun machine though. 
  • Nice tour, quick overview on what Microsoft has to show for. But didn't they have any research-like tech or some software/OS stuff displayed? I would imagine that they would have some other stuff to show that might not be BUILD-suited or something? I also think that the showreel of the products could be a bit more lengthy. I found it weird that you say "the reason why we are here" and not show the products. Sure they might have been featured on the website, but since they are all there. Like you could only film there for 5 minutes or something. Now you also had some issues with the focus on the camera. If you had taken your time, that would be less irritating. I would love to get my hands on all those devices... Too bad MS isn't on the main-floor of the CES anymore. Seems like a missed opportunity to give some more attention to the GDR3/Black release.
  • zero mention of the HP Pro x2 410, that they just announced at CES. It is a horrible name but looks to be a good "hybrid" tablet.
  • Man I hate to say it but with the landscape of the W8 and the way the tablets are becoming more of a vision, its definitely making RT look dead in the water. At least till its incorporated into WP but MS should not wait until 2015 to make this happen.
  • I love the way most new convertibles have innovative ways of switching. Dubs WIN8 as the "New", more powerful tablet for everything.
  • Didn't Sony sell Vaio?