Microsoft has boasted of the durability of their Vapor-Mg case, and even uploaded a video of the device being drop tested.
Kurt Shintaku had the misfortune of testing Microsoft’s claims with his own personal Surface.
Coming back from a pizza run he left his Surface tablet on the roof of his car.
I guess it stayed there for several blocks as I sped down a main thruway before I made a lane change on Westwood Blvd & it lost its grip, slid off the top, & careened off the side of my car into the middle turn lane. (sob) Several onlookers watched in horror as the device toppled corner-over-corner finally resting a lane over from where I was.
Then a car going the opposite direction drove over it while making a left turn. (!!!)
Did his device survive? Yes, and in better nick than suspected. He writes
Besides 6-7 hard nicks on the magnesium casing & lots of scratches to the backside paint (click photo to the right to see the detail of the damage) … THE GLASS IS FULLY INTACT & DEVICE COMPLETELY FUNCTIONAL.
Now of course giving your device that lived-in feel by giving it a road-rash is not really recommended, but I think the story is worth the few scuffs the tablet gained in the process.
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