Microsoft Surface chokes on a glass of wine after being freeze-dried and oven-baked
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 23, 2012, 7:49 AM
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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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?
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 7:51 AM 3
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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?
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 10:17 AM 1
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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.
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 8:57 AM 2
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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.
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 11:20 AM 0
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