Tablet Durability Test: Car vs Surface RT
We’ve all read about how durable Microsoft’s new Surface RT tablet with Windows RT is, well what about putting it up to the challenge? Microsoft thought they did that by dropping it on stage at the Surface release event on to a thinly carpeted floor, but a member of WPCentral (berty6294), decided that this wasn’t enough – so he decided to have it run over by several cars instead. On the question on which tablet is the toughest, the Apple iPad or Microsoft Surface, through Berty6294’s post the Surface win’s hands down.
“next thing I saw was my brand new $700 tablet and touch cover flying through the air in separate directions!”
Berty6294 left the pricey tablet on the roof of his car and proceeded to drive to work. Only a bit later he realized his mistake and came rushing back, to witness it get run over by several cars – not the kind of thing you want to start your day with. After reclaiming the tablet from the jagged ground, he noticed only minor scratches and scuffs on the vaporMag casing, the Gorilla Glass wasn’t even phased.
Going home, he tried to turn the tablet on, and it did. Everything worked perfectly and other than some minor bruises to the tablet and his ego, it was as if nothing happened. That really is a testament to the workmanship and build of the Microsoft Surface RT tablet. The touted toughness and lightness of the vaporMag case really proved to be true.
I’ve seen some Apple iPhone’s and iPad’s get dropped on to concrete or asphalt all of them having shattered the screen. The Surface RT though, getting dropped and run over wasn’t enough. Maybe Berty needs to take a sledge hammer next time and see how far he can go…j/k 🙂
Have you had your tablet run over or fall? How did it fair afterwards? Tell the world in the comments
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