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Microsoft Surface tablet survives a 30-inch drop test while shooting video

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Microsoft Surface tablet survives a 30-inch drop test while shooting video
After seeing it being ridden as a skateboard, we are already convinced that the Microsoft Surface RT tablet is a pretty durable device. Its magnesium frame is not only lightweight, but also capable of withstanding a considerable amount of abuse. But in case you need a more scientific proof, here is a video of a drop test performed at Microsoft's labs.

The Microsoft Surface RT tablet survived after being dropped onto hardwood floor from a height of 30 inches (76.2 centimeters). And to make the test even more challenging, the unit being tested was working during the drop – it was recording a 1080p video with its camera, and the impact did not seem to affect its operation.

So yeah, the footage below does not only demonstrate how tough the tablet is, but also gives us an idea as to how good of a video its main snapper can capture. Judging by the expressions on their faces, the guys at Microsoft must be very excited about their creation. Now check out the video and tell us what you think in the comments!

source: Surface (YouTube) via Microsoft News


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posted on 22 Oct 2012, 04:27 3

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Give it to Gizmoslip

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:08 5

2. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


its not nokia quality but i like it :D

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:16 9

6. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 764; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


floor didn't break not good enough lol

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:25 5

7. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


exactly :D

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:14 3

3. THE-DARK-KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


Good.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 05:44 3

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1433; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Excellent :-)

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:06 2

5. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 May 2012)


will it blends ?????:D

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 11:36 2

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


I knew that it was probably a rhetorical question, but there is a chance that it wont because it is made af Magnesium, which is very strong and very light. If it is heated enough, it will ignite and blind people though.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:49 1

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


Its the first of its kind drop test

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 08:22 2

9. deuel_18 (Posts: 54; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


was the tablets really dropped or the floor was dropped?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 11:19 1

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


Wow. That's a lot of nerds.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 11:25 1

11. 7thspaceman (Posts: 896; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


wait till CNET test's it in their torture tests I already know the Surface pro may fail the
water test because it has side vents to dissipate the heat from it's Intel CPU. but if it turns back on after it is dried out it will pass the test

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 21:45

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5632; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


STRONGER THAN THE crappy glass ipad

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 22:13

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


cant wait for nokia lumia tablet!!! i wish they will make one!!!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 03:16

15. teknas18 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


How can we believe that that was Surface tablet survives a 30-inch?
They have ot shown!!!
It impossible to believe that this test is of Surface tablet survives a 30-inch.
They must show full video why crop video!?

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