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

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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15 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I'll use it as a cricket bat then.

6. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

8. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

9. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

10. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I know, I was just being facetious.

4. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 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..

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

7. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

11. FireDragon

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

12. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

ROFL..

13. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

lol...nice!

14. gulfu

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

15. RichieRich379

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Nerds, you got to love them!

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