11-29-2013 07:04 PM
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  1. immy79's Avatar
    So, I've had my Surface since launch day and I love it! However, I'm not loving how easily scratched the back is getting. My surface stays at home and doesn't travel much, pretty much living on my coffee table. But I've been noticing the back is getting pretty scratched despite not rubbing against much of anything. I thought this thing was metal? It feels like some paint finish is coming off. (Have also noticed "chipping" around the microsd card slot.)

    Anyone else?

    Jimmy
    11-14-2013 01:22 AM
  2. Daniel Curry's Avatar
    Yep, me too. It's called a Surface and I can't even use it face-up on my desk.
    11-14-2013 01:29 AM
  3. KibosJ's Avatar
    Same here, started to notice the finish coming off the back and a few scratches :(
    11-14-2013 01:36 AM
  4. Saurabh3321's Avatar
    Waattt that's the last thing i needed to know
    Regardless of how much i love this thing, i was let down by backlight bleed and now this.
    I gotta keep it wrapped in neoprene
    11-14-2013 07:36 AM
  5. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Other than some finger/hand prints, mine is pristine. Use it daily.
    11-14-2013 11:45 AM
  6. cbreze's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any scratches on mine yet. Granted it stays home so far, had it since launch. I generally keep it in a couple different locations inside the house. I do have a nice case for travelling that should protect it. But I gotta wonder why so many can have scratches if their not tossing it about or possibly using it flat, no kickstand on a tabletop maybe could do it. I do have a kb2 and a mouse, I rarely even touch the screen and its almost always on the kickstand. But I do take impeccable care of my stuff. I guess I got lucky and got one of the good ones, no light bleed,vol rocker loose or screen freezes yet either. (knock wood) I'm hoping the latest update is helping my battery. It was fine before but could be better always ;)
    11-14-2013 11:48 AM
  7. luv2skipow's Avatar
    Pics?????
    11-14-2013 01:11 PM
  8. immy79's Avatar
    I fully expect it to get scratches and scuffs on it over time. It is a mobile device after all. I'm just surprised at how quickly and easily it is happening. I take great care of my stuff as well. It's often used on my lap with the kickstand. And if ots used flat, the touch cover is folded back anyway. So, I dunno. I guess this is just one of those "glad I'm not the only one" sanity check posts.
    11-14-2013 01:16 PM
  9. HeyCori's Avatar
    No scratches here. My Surface did get one long deep scratch on the back but I traded it in for credit towards my S2.
    11-14-2013 01:41 PM
  10. berty6294's Avatar
    I take mine everywhere with no case and use it all day long. Not a single scratch
    11-14-2013 01:45 PM
  11. Saint Michael's Avatar
    I take mine everywhere with no case and use it all day long. Not a single scratch
    Same
    berty6294 likes this.
    11-14-2013 03:44 PM
  12. jMawl's Avatar
    I won't pretend that I take mine everywhere, but I use it a fair bit with no case, and it looks like it did the day I got it. Not a scratch on it.
    11-14-2013 04:04 PM
  13. stuartbritt's Avatar
    Same with mine. I'm fairly careful but there are some noticeable scratches on the back, with the bare metal showing through what looks like a paint type of coating :(
    11-14-2013 04:07 PM
  14. Saurabh3321's Avatar
    Can someone post some picss?
    11-15-2013 06:39 AM
  15. stuartbritt's Avatar
    Here's what mine looks like. They don't look as bad on the photo as they do in real life, but you can still see them.
    Attached Thumbnails surface-2-scratches.jpg  
    11-15-2013 07:02 AM
  16. Saurabh3321's Avatar
    Ouch that looks bad!
    I'm not putting my surface on any other hard surface!
    Btw that pic looks like it was rubbed on the floor with some sand on it.
    I wonder why it is that easy to scratch.
    11-15-2013 08:54 AM
  17. Coreldan's Avatar
    Weird. I guess they might use some different material than on original Surface RT? I've had my Surface RT since it originally became available. It travels a lot with me and at home it's also functioning as "just a tablet" and it's still totally pristine outside fingerprints. That said.. I guess I often set it down on the kickstand when not in use and if not with kickstand, I often have the touchcover folder back between the table and the Surface.. but still, over a year of like everyday use and still totally pristine.
    Gergolos likes this.
    11-15-2013 09:45 AM
  18. PandaSPUR's Avatar
    Maybe its due to some difference in the silver color? o_o
    11-15-2013 10:05 AM
  19. jMawl's Avatar
    When you were having backlight bleeding and loose volume rocker issues and the MS support person said to "rub some dirt on it" he was just kidding :)

    Seriously, that looks terrible.
    11-15-2013 11:13 AM
  20. Aenil's Avatar
    i haven't any protection but there's no scratch in my surface 2 (i've from day 1), looks pretty durable..
    11-15-2013 11:26 AM
  21. onysi's Avatar
    u know at first I thought the gray back looked ugly, but its actually classy looking. I likeit.
    11-15-2013 12:31 PM
  22. emark858's Avatar
    I carry mine daily but in a slip case. It still looks like it came out of the box.
    GreatCanadian likes this.
    11-15-2013 07:51 PM
  23. onysi's Avatar
    I carry mine daily but in a slip case. It still looks like it came out of the box.
    I bought a really cheap slip on case on ebay too for 6 bucks. great investment.
    11-16-2013 12:43 AM
  24. immy79's Avatar
    A few pics of mine. It was tricky to catch the light right...

    wp_20131116_09_32_38_pro.jpg

    wp_20131116_09_33_31_pro.jpg
    11-16-2013 11:36 AM
  25. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    Weird. I guess they might use some different material than on original Surface RT? I've had my Surface RT since it originally became available. It travels a lot with me and at home it's also functioning as "just a tablet" and it's still totally pristine outside fingerprints. That said.. I guess I often set it down on the kickstand when not in use and if not with kickstand, I often have the touchcover folder back between the table and the Surface.. but still, over a year of like everyday use and still totally pristine.
    The same in my case too. And, now the new (for me) Surface 2 is yet unblemished. That said, I have seen some quite terrible pics of Surface RT units whose dark coating was peeling off. So, I am not sure what's the issue - why some units are OK while others are not assuming the same of similar handling conditions.
    11-17-2013 07:04 AM
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