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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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