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Windows boss rides Surface tablet like a skateboard to show off durability

Zach Epstein
October 17th, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Just how strong is the Surface tablet’s combination of a magnesium case, a Gorilla Glass 2 front panel and an optically bonded in-cell display? In a feature published on Tuesday, BGR recounted an unorthodox stress test performed by Windows boss Steven Sinofsky during our tour of Microsoft’s (MSFT) facilities. The executive illustrated just how strong the new Surface is by riding one around like a skateboard and even bouncing up and down to show that the device will flex but not break. Reading about the stunt is one thing but seeing it is another — so now, Sinofsky has posted pictures of himself riding the tablet for all to enjoy. As fun as it looks, those who preordered Microsoft’s debut tablet would be well served to leave Surfaceboarding to the professionals.

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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