Microsoft’s Surface tablet is durable enough to be a “Surfaceboard”

This was probably not part of the billion dollar advertising/marketing budget that Microsoft reportedly has for the Surface, but might be one of the most effective. Steven Sinofsky, Head of Windows at Microsoft, posted a couple pics of himself riding a Surface like a skateboard. Sinofsky plastered some skate wheels to the Surface and labeled it the “Surfaceboard.”

The reason was to test its durability. The casing of the Surface is made of titanium and vapor magnesium, while the 10.6-inch display is made of Gorilla Glass 2. The overall dimensions of the Surface are 10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches and weighs in at 1.5 pounds.

So now we know the Surface is incredibly durable – no word on how much Sinofsky weighs – and we also know that the Surface is very “clicky…” but is it worth the price? The tablet starts off at $519 (CDN) and ranges upward to $719 (CDN).

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Via: Mashable