In the latest Microsoft's Surface video -- Panos Panay drop test the device from 30 foot onto hardwood floor…the test was carried out by the Surface Reliability Lab, Redmond WA, on Monday October 15th 2012.
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Also, Microsoft begin offering "reservation passes" for the new Surface tablet to those who visit a local Microsoft Store or pop-up kiosk -- "enabling them to reserve a Surface and purchase one on the day of its release i.e. October 26."
"Congratulations, the Surface is almost yours. This pass reserves a brand new surface just for you. Bring this pass to the Microsoft retail store before 12pm on [October 26th]. Your Surface will be ready to purchase," reads the pass (via WPCentral).