1. vraev's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    Just a FYI. There seems to be a "painted" / "plated" layer on the surface 2. I took it on my hiking trip last month and my backpack wasn't as waterproof as I expected. The water soaked in and got on the surface...entered the ports etc. It didn't turn on at all until it dried. But, what was fascinating was the back. I never saw this in any other device.

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    The paint basically "came off" like a layer as chips off the tablet. It showed even a wrinkle pattern when it was still wet. you can literally peel off the paint.

    Anyways... I got extended warranty expecting something like this from my trip. So, I tried to explain to the support people that PAINT is not supposed to chip off of the tablet. That is a manufacturing/design flaw. They didn't comprehend me, so I didn't bother trying any more, just paid the $49 + tax for a replacement and here it is:

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    So yeah...bottom line..be careful about water on the surface of your surface. :p eh eh. ;)

    Either way, reconsidering if I should just sell it. The apps are definitely lacking and I would prefer having a more functional tablet. I guess lesson learnt, don't go RT if you can go full windows.

    cheers

    V
    12-04-2014 02:40 PM
  2. dicks-webos's Avatar
    I have the same problem with my Surface 2 PRO. Not so bad, only on the edges, but still....
    12-04-2014 02:49 PM
  3. vraev's Avatar
    I must say though...there is a reason why apple stuff is preferred. Trying to setup the new surface 2 and it came with 8.1...but with still skydrive installed. It is now stuck on an 8.1 update ..last one I think and again..still skydive and no way to change to one drive.
    12-04-2014 10:05 PM

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