Select Microsoft Stores will have Midnight Launch for the Surface 2 on Oct 21st

Microsoft Store Opening-58Microsoft has been cranking up the marketing for the Surface 2 & Surface 2 Pro launch. The midnight launch for their latest Surface products will take place 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.”


Surface 2 is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, making apps run faster and smoother and increasing battery life to up to 10 hours for video playback. The 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display now renders 1080p video for enjoying shows and movies, and its full-size USB port has been upgraded to USB 3.0 for up to four times faster file transfers. Camera resolution has also increased, with a 3.5-megapixel front camera and 5-megapixel rear camera, both capable of capturing 1080p video and featuring improved low-light performance, making face-to-face conversations with your favorite people crisp and clear. Even with these and other upgrades, Surface 2 is slightly thinner and lighter than its predecessor.

Surface Pro 2 is the successor to Surface Pro and, like its predecessor, is a true laptop replacement, capable of running virtually all your Windows software including the full Microsoft Office suite,2 as well as apps from the Windows Store. Surface Pro 2 offers the portability and simplicity of a tablet when you want it and the power and flexibility of a laptop when you need it. It is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor which, combined with other improvements, delivers increased performance and up to 60 percent longer battery life than Surface Pro.

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!