Hi-Tech Meets High Style at Saks Fifth Avenue Lounge

Hi-Tech Meets High Style at Saks Fifth Avenue Lounge

Taryn Williford
Nov 30, 2009

Saks Fifth Avenue (yes, the one on Fifth Avenue) is synonymous with Christmas. This holiday season, the store (and it's famous window displays) is adding a high-tech edge.

Saks Fifth Avenue and Microsoft have teamed up to create several in-store Windows Lounges for shoppers flocking to it's flagship store. They're styled to the nines, as you'd expect from Saks, and fitted with PC laptops running Windows 7 as well as plenty of Microsoft experts on hand to answer your most pressing software problems.

The endorsement from the long-heralded beacon of style is breath of fresh air for the PC-faithful who always claimed that Macs aren't the only stylish machine.

In addition, the famous Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window displays are getting a tech assist. This year's windows will feature more than 20 video monitors provided by Microsoft and powered by Windows 7 to help animate scenes from a childrens' book and display Twitter holiday wishes that are tweeted by passerby by including the hashtag #holidaywindows. (Although you can see Mac-heads are using the public hashtag to display their Mac love already)

Via Engadget

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