Microsoft is set to unveil its new range of Surface tablets along with its new OS at a Windows 8 event in New York, 26 October. The Verge reports that the Microsoft press event will also include a “special surface reception” where the tablet will officially be launched.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has stated that a select group of “Microsoft pop-up” stores will be selling both products in a 25 October midnight launch across the US.
The Surface has also been given a price tag said to range from US$300 to US$800, putting it in direct competition with Apple and its iPad range. Exciting news for consumers who now have more choice than ever in the tablet market.
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