Microsoft Surface tablet gets run over at 60mph and survives

Microsoft Surface tablet gets run over at 60mph and survives
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.

source: MicrosoftNews via TheNextWeb

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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. wendygarett unregistered

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

2. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

3. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

because people today are Materialistic and that is true

4. chronopc

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

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

10. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

5. poikilo

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 07, 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.

6. chronopc

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Great marketing MS!!!

9. poikilo

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 07, 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.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

8. mihaidenis

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

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

11. berty6294

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 12, 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

13. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

MS Surface meets the road Surface :P

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