Microsoft Surface receiving midnight launch treatment on October 26th

Microsoft will throw its Surface tablet a midnight launch event to coincide with the release of the company’s latest OS Windows 8.

The Verge reports Microsoft has begun sending out invites for a special ‘Surface Reception’ shindig on October 25th that will lead up to the tablet’s launch at midnight on October 26th.

Select Microsoft holiday pop-up stores will be open at the late hour to start moving devices right away, with other stores selling it the following morning during regular hours.

We had heard previously that the company planned on launching the tablet alongside Windows 8 this month, but details beyond that were few and far between.

Unfortunately, price point info for the tablet is still absent, though Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer hinted that the pricing sweet spot would be probably $300 to about $700 or $800.”

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