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March 28, 2011

Photos from the jaw-droppingly beautiful Miami PC Showcase

As hard as it was to leave 85-and-sunny weather, the team and I are back in Redmond from a really fun PC Showcase in Miami.  The Spa at the Viceroy was beautiful, the crowd was interesting (and interested), and the PCs looked and performed great.   Below are some of my favorite photos from the event – some taken by me, and some taken by our outstanding professional photographer, Gustavo Caballero.

I also shot a video of the event that includes a run through of the venue setup and a look at some of my favorite PCs.  It should be ready in a few days, so keep an eye out for it!

venue set up

The Spa at the Viceroy Hotel, just before show time.

party 1

The Showcase in full swing.

server with tray

Slate PCs aren’t just awesome computers – they’re also excellent serving trays. 

BEn with red dell 2

Me with the gear.  NOTE:  Yes, I do love the Dell Vostro v130 enough to hug it.

Virgil with guest

Virgil (left) explains the ASUS NX90 David Lewis Special Edition to a guest

Darek at turntable

DJ Darek Mazzone entertained the crowd on a brand-new HP ENVY 17 3D

Guests with Tosh & arc mouse

Guests exploring Windows 7 using the Toshiba NB505 netbook and Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse.


Windows 7 was front and center, alongside Windows Live, IE9, Zune, and Bing.


A guest trying out IE9 on the AMD Brazos-powered Sony VAIO Y.


Windows cupcakes!


Gustavo (right) explains what he loves about Windows Phone 7 on his Samsung Focus


The venue, just before we wrap for the night.

Our next PC Showcase is in Chicago in late April.  If you’re in the area and want to join us, email me!  I have a limited number of passes to give away, so first come, first served.