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Microsoft Surface tablet gets run over at 60mph and survives

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Microsoft Surface tablet gets run over at 60mph and survives
After getting run over by a car, this Microsoft Surface has held up well

After getting run over by a car, this Microsoft Surface has held up well

What is worse than forgetting that you left your brand new Microsoft Surface on the top of your car before driving away? How about watching a car drive over your tablet as you helplessly stand by. And for the record, this was the 64GB model with an included Touch Cover that cost $699. To make matters worse, this poor guy also had his smartphone drop off his lap when he got out of the car.

Amazingly, despite hitting the road, uh, surface and getting run over by a car, the tablet still worked fine. And as a way to remind the owner of the device to check the roof of his car before driving away in the future, there are some permanent marks left on the slate. Microsoft obviously has built the Surface ruggedly enough to withstand getting run over by a car at 60mph.We wonder if it could hold up through a night in the stockroom at the Walmart store in Pikesville, Kentucky.

"Each car passed by with the tires on each side of the Surface until the very last car. The tire of the car ran completely over the Surface and next thing I saw was my brand new $700 tablet and touch cover flying through the air in separate directions! My heart jumped, and so did I! I jumped out of my car and ran across the street to first grab the tablet, then the Surface, and then my phone which of course fell out of my lap during all this. I jumped back in my car just before 60 mph traffic made its way to me!"-Microsoft Surface owner

source: MicrosoftNews via TheNextWeb

A Microsoft Surface has that run down feeling
A Microsoft Surface has that run down feeling

A Microsoft Surface has that run down feeling


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posted on 12 Nov 2012, 00:03 3

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


This magnesium looking device is probably the most stunning tablets I have ever seen. But $700 for a drop? That's painful...

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 00:04 6

2. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Whenever I hear of these stories I can't help but wonder how these people are the ones with the money to afford these luxuries and not the people who will treat them as such.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 00:56

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


because people today are Materialistic and that is true

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 01:11 7

4. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


That is impressive. Gotta hand it to MS for build quality.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 06:25 2

10. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1076; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I am diggin' this tab more and more each day!

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 01:20 1

5. poikilo (Posts: 47; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


Is it just me, or does this seem a little bit fishy. I mean how is it possible to have 2 similar situations of the surface resisting damage ( Other one of it being dropped from the roof of a car) in just a short period of time. IM NO DOUBTING ITS RESILIENCE CAPACITY, IF TRUE KUDOS. But IMO this sounds a lot like marketing strategy.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 01:31 2

6. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Could be a marketing strategy. But if it is, it's one of the saddest ones ever. It's impressive that it's this sturdy, but that's not going to persuade people into buying it.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 02:17

7. shuaibhere (Posts: 1428; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Great marketing MS!!!

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 05:23 1

9. poikilo (Posts: 47; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


I mean it is great that it is strong, but what are the odds that two similar types of accidents with surface and happen. Next well see an article claiming it is bulletproof. Get real people, even a car doesn't come off clean at a crash at 60mph, let alone a phone.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:56

12. -box- (Posts: 3797; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


There's been people doing this to devices for years, intentionally and not. I remember when the macbookair came out some kids placedit on the street but angled onto the curb (so laying at about a 45 degree angle) and proceeded to run it over with a car. While I wasn't concerned about the destruction of the device, it was nonetheless silly and pointless, and the people in the video were planning on using their Squaretrade insurance to get a replacement

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 04:40

8. mihaidenis (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Is a good story.
My baby is sleepy now.
And I just start reading
to him...
Is better than
White-like-snow.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 08:03 1

11. berty6294 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Hi all! Rob Waldhauser here!

Just wanted to clarify cause there's nothing I hate more than false acquisitions. As much as I would love to work for Microsoft, I don't. But yeh this is a true story, probably scariest moment of my life! And if you think its dumb that I left my surface on my roof, my mom ensured me that it was much dumber of me to stop my car in the middle of the road to jump out and save it! Lol

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 11:22

13. haseebzahid (Posts: 1828; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


MS Surface meets the road Surface :P

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