Microsoft has a giant Metro wall at its CES booth [Video]

We know that not every person who wants to attend CES can make it out to the show floor. Because of this, we thought it would be helpful to show you the massive Metro wall that Microsoft built at its booth for CES.

The wall, which you can see in the video encompasses over half of the length of the Microsoft booth and is constantly in motion. The wall will cycle through various Microsoft products but maintains its Metro style and never breaks from the grid lines show in the video. 

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Ermmm.... So its a big TV screen?.... I don't understand what so big deal about it? I thought those background TV screen used during presentation are big as well... Like the one Microsoft themselves used is big as well?

I agree with Dark Knight, I think it will be great for a tablet but I don't like it on the desktop at all. I have the pre-release installed on a virtual drive and I've tried to get used to using it and always the first thing I do is go to the desktop.

Crytel said,
I agree with Dark Knight, I think it will be great for a tablet but I don't like it on the desktop at all. I have the pre-release installed on a virtual drive and I've tried to get used to using it and always the first thing I do is go to the desktop.

Poor judgement. Most of us go straight into the desktop now not because Metro sucks, but it's because there are no metro apps available for the windows store yet in the dev preview.

Dark Knight said "remains to be seen". And I agree.

Crytel said,
I agree with Dark Knight, I think it will be great for a tablet but I don't like it on the desktop at all. I have the pre-release installed on a virtual drive and I've tried to get used to using it and always the first thing I do is go to the desktop.

If you just go straight to the Desktop every time, have you really given the Metro experience much of a chance? In order for you to give something a chance, it should be used for hours on end, even at points where you think it isn't usable. If you just navigate straight to the Desktop experience as soon as you start to wonder whether the Metro experience is usable, you won't actually know for sure.

It's important for me to point out that the Developer Preview is largely unfinished. Microsoft have made improvements to the Metro experience when used with a mouse and keyboard, so you should give it a fair chance when the beta arrives, and possibly even when the RC is released (as they may make even more improvements down the line).