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Head of Microsoft’s Windows division goes skateboarding…on a Surface tablet

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Head of Microsoft’s Windows division goes skateboarding…on a Surface tablet
Steven Sinofsky decided to go for a spin today and take along a skateboard. That is not an uncommon occurrence, but his chosen skateboard was. It was a Microsoft Surface tablet. Earlier, we got to look at what went inside the tablet and a little bit about the ideas that went into making it.

That magnesium frame is certainly strong enough to put up with a fair amount of abuse. One would not think of it as a mode of transportation first though. Microsoft is certainly not going to start marketing this idea.  Double-checking the pre-order site, there does not appear to be a skateboard accessory cover or wheel kit available. What this informal stunt does do however, is drive home the point that this tablet is built to handle whatever we throw at it.

We are not so sure an iPad, or any other tablet for that matter, would fare so well. Sinofsky put a couple pictures on his twitter feed to share the unscientific experiment. Now, we wonder if it will blend.

sources: Steven Sinofsky (Twitter) via Neowin




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posted on 17 Oct 2012, 00:54 15

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Include that surface skateboard in your ad and I'm sure that it will sell even more than what you expect

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 00:57 12

2. dickwyn (Posts: 552; Member since: 07 May 2012)


this is what i call a multi purpose tablet. work and play

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:03 8

3. Cyan3boN (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I'll use it as a cricket bat then.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:47 6

6. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol i remember using examination boards as cricket bat after exams back in childhood

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 02:59 3

8. dmckay12 (Posts: 242; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


That sounds like a cruel way to kill those nice little bugs.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 03:49 3

9. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol the cricket we talking about is the game cricket widely played not the insect :\

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:06 3

10. dmckay12 (Posts: 242; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I know, I was just being facetious.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:09 3

4. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


why in the world he is doing that? there are a lot of meaningful scientific ways to test the durability of the tablets, any how I am glad that he didn't ice skate on the Surface..

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:28 1

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Image 2 looks cute! Lol...
He looks like a toddler riding his first ever skates.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:58 2

7. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Therefore if i have a very big Surface Tablet then i can use it for Surfing while twitting.. ^_^

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:15 6

11. FireDragon (Posts: 107; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)


Next ad for Surface would be something like Car breaks down in middle of no where, guy (or how about if its a girl?) came out, whiping out his (imagin her) Surface, snap the wheels McGuyer style and there he (ok she) goes on his (her) way to date.

Not to mention if some physco appears, Surface going to bash his head out with no trouble - and on the way to - wherever.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 05:46

12. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


ROFL..

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 05:58

13. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


lol...nice!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 06:46

14. gulfu (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


sure ..surface will be sold more as a skateboard than a tablet

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 19:03 1

15. RichieRich379 (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


Nerds, you got to love them!

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