Microsoft Surface tablet survives a 30-inch drop test while shooting video

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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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. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Give it to Gizmoslip

2. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

its not nokia quality but i like it :D

6. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

floor didn't break not good enough lol

7. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

exactly :D


Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 21, 2012


4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Excellent :-)


Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

will it blends ?????:D

12. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I knew that it was probably a rhetorical question, but there is a chance that it wont because it is made af Magnesium, which is very strong and very light. If it is heated enough, it will ignite and blind people though.

8. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Its the first of its kind drop test

9. deuel_18

Posts: 54; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

was the tablets really dropped or the floor was dropped?

10. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Wow. That's a lot of nerds.

11. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

wait till CNET test's it in their torture tests I already know the Surface pro may fail the water test because it has side vents to dissipate the heat from it's Intel CPU. but if it turns back on after it is dried out it will pass the test

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

STRONGER THAN THE crappy glass ipad

14. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

cant wait for nokia lumia tablet!!! i wish they will make one!!!

15. teknas18

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

How can we believe that that was Surface tablet survives a 30-inch? They have ot shown!!! It impossible to believe that this test is of Surface tablet survives a 30-inch. They must show full video why crop video!?

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