Microsoft Surface chokes on a glass of wine after being freeze-dried and oven-baked

Microsoft Surface chokes on a glass of wine after being freeze-dried and oven-baked
After Steven Sinofsky made the famous skateboard publicity stunt on a Microsoft Surface, the poor magnesium alloy chassis has been subjected to many more torture efforts, including being run over.

The thorough journalists that they are, those folks from CNET decided that a few of the basic entries in the Great Torturer Handbook haven't been covered yet, so they made a new video.

There the Microsoft Surface gets put in the freezer - still worked, put in an oven to use as a pan for egg baking - still worked, and spilled a glass of wine onto - that short-circuited the thing and the screen went kaput. 

Afterwards, it was free for all over there - the egg was cut with the Touch Cover, the skateboard stunt was recreated, and the unsuspecting slate was tossed in the air, finally giving up the ghost completely with a cracked screen and all. Watch the festivities below.

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Surface RT
  • Display 10.6" 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB



1. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

It actually survived a heck of a lot more than I was expecting. Is it possible the wine also corrupted the machine (drunk lol!) because of the previous freeze + heat tests?

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

While i agree with the drop and wine spilling, i think frying the egg and putting it in the freezer is totally irrelevant on testing the tablet's durability. Seriously, who in his or her right mind do things like that?

2. XYZ360

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

quiet strong for a tablet

3. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

hmm some times you have open up a device to get the water off printed circuit boards. by the way no "surface Computer was advertised to be water proof. so that part of the test was a fail before it was started. but I am sure Microsoft's Surface designers may make a more resistant tablet in surface #2. Buy the way the Surface Pro coming out this January will fail the water test because it has air vents on it's sides to let it's CPU vents it's heat out the body. but then again if they turn the surface pro on it's side and let the water run out it's CPU heat vents and let it dry out a while like experts say it might survive.

5. saadasadkhatri

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Enough for durability marketing stunts, no one need that much of ruggedness! Everyone just need a working tablet with lots of useful applications. MS can you just stop this nonsense marketing and start showing some real life use of this tablet by using only touch gestures without some stupid keyboard.

8. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

dumb ass

6. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

This is SOOO DISTURBING!! lol. Only because I really want one.

7. jdep1

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Instead of spilling wine to it just let me have it. Surface was never announced as waterproof.

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