Microsoft UK has unveiled a showcase of 30 Windows-based PCs in a new Windows Collection web site, aimed at offering buying advice.
Split into categories such as Everyday, Mobile Companion, Professional, Entertainment and Gaming, the "The Collection" presents an array of attactively designed PCs from manufacturers such as Sony, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba and Acer.
Local etailer and system builder Scan also gets a look in with the firm’s Scan 3XS Vengeance P67 OC gaming system included in the gaming category.
Each featured system has a "Why we love this PC" section, an overview of features, system specifications and a list of retailers selling the system under a "Where can I buy?" banner.
The variety of retailers listed varies widely from none at all "Coming soon" through to a list for the Acer Ethos 8943G being rather well populated with Amazon, Laptops direct, PC World, eBuyer, Dixons and Acer direct offered as places to buy the product.
A small amount of bespoke content on the site addresses aspects like working with photographs and colourful laptops with specific models called out. The firm also couldn’t resist the obligatory plug for the recently launched IE9 browser.