We’re all used to seeing tablets and other new gadgets be abused by bloggers (I’ve done my fair share), so today’s video showing the new Surface tablet being dropped on to a hardwood floor is not that new. But have you ever seen a drop test from the tablet’s point of view? It’s different, and it stands as an excellent reminder why Flash memory is replacing hard drives.
Most current laptops would survive a similar drop, and so would their hard disks. But those HD would survive because they would detect the fall and shut down before the laptop hit the ground. You likely would not be able to record the drop like MS did with the drop test above.