Select Microsoft Stores to hold midnight Surface 2 launch parties

Are you so excited for Microsoft’s launch of Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 that you wish you could lineup outside a Microsoft store and wait till 12:01 AM to get one? If the answer to that question is yes, then you just might be in luck! Ten Microsoft retail stores will be hosting midnight launch events – and one might be near you.

Microsoft will have a midnight launch for their latest Surface products at ten different retails locations across the United States. The event will start at 10 PM local time on October 21st during which, attendees will be able to jump into Surface related activities and earn a chance to see Pitbull live in Orlando, Florida the next day:

"The first 100 people in line for the grand opening on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, will receive two free premier viewing tickets for the Pitbull performance. Only one of the two tickets grants you admission to both the performance and the meet and greet with Pitbull before the show. The second ticket grants another person admission to the concert only. Additionally, the next 1,500 people will receive two premier viewing tickets to the Pitbull performance."

The Surface 2 is a much improved device over the original and addresses many complaints that first generation users had. The device now features a multi angle kickstand for easier use on your lap, along with what Microsoft claims to be a battery that lasts up to 75% longer.

With sales of Microsoft’s first generation hybrid tablet device not selling as well as expected, the company needs a strong comeback with Surface 2. Currently analysts are more positive about the device and feel it has a higher value over its older generation brother. Questions is, are you picking one up?

The list of stores participating in Microsoft’s midnight launch are listed below:

  • Bellevue Square Mall
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • Dadeland Mall (Miami)
  • Lennox Square Mall (Atlanta)
  • The Shops at Prudential Center (Boston)
  • The Westchester (White Plains, N.Y.)
  • The Domain (Austin, Texas)
  • The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (Arlington, Va.)
  • Oakbrook Center Mall (Oak Brook, Ill.)

Will you be heading to a midnight launch party for Surface 2? Make sure to send pictures our way if you do!

Source: Microsoft

Michael Archambault