Microsoft giving away 10 Halo-skinned Surface Pros this week

Microsoft's launch of the Windows 8 version of "Halo: Spartan Assault" in July has proven to be a popular game from the Windows Store, and now the company is planning to give away a number of Surface Pro tablets made to promote the game.

Today, Microsoft announced a new contest that will give 10 people a chance to each win a special version of the 128GB Surface Pro tablet with a "Halo: Spartan Assault" skin. Microsoft gave away some of these Surface Pro models last month at the San Diego Comic-Con but apparently they had a few left over.

The contest, which is open to U.S. residents 18 years old and older, will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. ET) on Wednesday. Microsoft says they will post a question on the @Surface Twitter page at that time that's related to why people might think Surface is the best tablet. Microsoft says:

Your reply to our question should be no longer than 130 characters and must include @Surface and the hashtags #WinSurface and #Ad. To help maximize your character space, you can get super creative and post a video, picture, or blog link in your Tweet to help you with your answer.

The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday. After that, a team of judges at Microsoft will determine the winners which will be announced on Aug. 30.

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yowanvista said,
It appears that MS still thinks that the U.S is at the center of the world..
umm most of them think there the center of attention.

Another attempt to spark interest in a moribund product. At least MS is trying. Much better would have been to make product that "sells itself," and not have to rely on marketing gimmicks.

Well, US site, US contest. Makes me wonder, though, how often Microsoft does contests on other countries. Its got branches/offices in the UK, Japan, etc., no?

These are usually US only because other countries have ****ty laws when it comes to contests.
Canada, for example, has to have stipulations for bloody Quebec's stupid laws. Most companies don't want to go through the hassle.

IM_bck said,
These are usually US only because other countries have ****ty laws when it comes to contests.
Canada, for example, has to have stipulations for bloody Quebec's stupid laws. Most companies don't want to go through the hassle.
then when should keep the bloody separatist out of our contests!

Crisp said,
Surface is teh best because... US only.

Actually, it contains levels of DudeBromium 69 that the UK and EU consider to be toxic, and thus is banned for sale outside the US.

yah i thought that to... why is surface pro the best tablet?, excellent construction, full fledged OS that isnt designed for face bangers (facebook'ers, just made that up hah) or for the cult of apple following or droid heads. Android + iOS suuuux!!! think that might win shame i live in UK