Microsoft To Host Surface 2 Launch Parties Full Of Fun, Contests and Pitbull

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Are you already sold on Microsoft's updated Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets? Are you finding it hard to wait for the devices' launch on October 21? Well, there's no easy way to get one early, but Microsoft is making it easy for you to get one at midnight of the launch.

Microsoft announced today that it will be hosting midnight launch parties for the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 at 10 Microsoft retail stores around the country on October 21. Surface fans can show their commitment to Microsoft's tablets by being one of the first people in the world to own one. As an added bonus, Microsoft will be handing out tons of prizes at both the 10 participating stores and the other 70 plus nonparticipating Microsoft stores around the country.

“We’ve worked hard to ensure that Microsoft retail stores will be the best place to experience and purchase the most productive tablet on the planet — Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2,” said David McAughan, chief operating officer of Microsoft Retail Stores. “Our stores are all about having fun with our customers and connecting with local communities. These Surface launch events are a great example of the type of experiences you can enjoy at our stores as we kick off the holiday season.”

What could make these parties any sweeter? Maybe a free trip to Orlando and a Pitbull concert? Those who show up to one of the 10 participating locations will compete in a series of games with the winner being flown to Orlando to attend the grand opening of the newest Microsoft store in the Mall at Millenia. While there, you'll be treated to a Pitbull concern in celebration of the store's opening.

If this all sounds good to you, be sure to hit up one of the following Microsoft stores on October 21:

  • 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.)
  • Oh, and you can RSVP to your local Surface 2 midnight launch party on Facebook if you're into that sort of song.

    [Image: Microsoft]