Intel is opening up a few pop up stores across the nation to help consumers navigate the sea of Intel powered devices that are available this holiday season.
The stores, which can be found opening up in Nolita in New York, Lincoln Park in Chicago, and Venice, CA over the next couple weeks, will feature devices that have Intel processors, as well as Intel experts ready to help people navigate through the dense jungle of devices and categories that have sprung up over the last couple of years. The stores will be chock full of laptops, tablets, hybrids, and all-in-one PCs, so if you’re looking to give a new computer this holiday season (possibly to yourself), these stores would be good places to start.
Intel’s also getting into who, exactly, wants a new computer. An IDC InfoBrief details what kind of relationships cities across the nation have with technology. Despite the lack of an Intel pop up store, Indianapolis leads the nation in people hoping for a new device this holiday season, followed up by Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, and Chicago. The people of Indianapolis might not be the most in need, though – Chicago leads the way in people who are fed up with their old, buggy, slow devices, along with Phoenix, San Francisco, Jacksonville, and Dallas. Of that list, Jacksonville manages to be the most digitally dependent, with the most devices and the most time spent on those devices. The big California cities – Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose – are the most balanced, with the ability to shut down for a while, along with New York and Chicago.
But, no matter how the numbers play out, you can be assured that a ton of people are going to be angling for new computers this holiday season. If you have the good fortune of living near one of Intel’s pop up stores, check it out and figure out which device is best for you and yours this season.