Microsoft Planning Midnight Launch for Surface Tablet

Following the product popping up on several Microsoft product pages, there are expectations now of a midnight launch for Surface.

Along with Windows 8, Surface will release at midnight on October 26. The tablet will utilize the Windows 8 operating system, which will feature a tablet interface called Modern UI -- the interface is already available on Windows phone.

While the price of Surface still hasn't been announced with just three weeks left till launch, Microsoft stressed earlier in the year that the tablet would be priced at a "competitive" level.

The device will come in two different sizes, with both boasting 10.6" HD displays and a stand. Details such as battery life and RAM, though, have yet to be confirmed.

 

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  • aicom
    October 26th will be forever known as the day people can do real work on tablets :P
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  • aicom
    October 26th will be forever known as the day people can do real work on tablets :P
  • DjEaZy
    Microsoft Planning Midnight Launch for Surface Tablet? I'll be sleeping...
  • killerclick
    If Microsoft didn't want to brag about price and battery life, they must have nothing to brag about. When you announce a product that's months away, you want to keep as many people as possible from buying competing products in the meantime. There is no point to be silent about the positives, so it's either some crazy new 'innovative' marketing strategy, or this thing is going to be expensive and power-hungry.