PLEASE tell me this is not common ==> my vapor mag chips and scratches at will

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro' started by floatingdoc16, Mar 3, 2013.

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What has your experience been with the vapor mag casing durability

  1. I have a couple of scratches but I know how they got there

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  2. I don't know what you are talking about- mine is tough as nails

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  3. I have fine scratches that I do not recall how I got them

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  4. My unit is chipping also

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  1. floatingdoc16

    floatingdoc16 New Member

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    I Pride myself typically as to how I take care of stuff I own but I see scratches and chips forming along several edges of my surface pro. It seems that the surface pro that was on display at best buy did NOT HAVE A SCRATCH ON IT and I know that was not babied like I take care of my stuff. It is chipping around the camera hole and on the left upper back of the case. Please tell me I have a bad unit here. I cant imagine that this would be typical for this machine costing me over 1000 dollars!!! How many of you are having problems. I always set the unit down by flipping it over on the type cover side down and when I lie it down, I put a microfiber underneath it. Maybe I just need to drop it from shoulder height to keep it in good shape, like they did at the press conference. Please give me hope that this is an isolated thing
     
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    Sounds defective to me.
     
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    Yep, I don't think that is normal.
     
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    I don't think its normal but I must say the magnesium casing is indeed prone to scratches. I guess that's the price you pay for beauty. Though it can scratch, at least it is rock solid and can probably endure some drops. I've learned to get over the scratches though and not be too bothered by them.
     
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    The bottom of my RT chipped like that. I take very good care of my stuff, and this just came out of nowhere. This is a big ass chip.

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    yes, my chips look exactly like that, once started, additional coating scrapes off with a fingernail. Turns out I am having a replacement unit sent for unrelated reasons. I just ordered a carbon fiber total protection package from stickerboy.net I am not chancing it again
     
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    That looks like the result of a "coating" that is flaking off the base material. I thought this stuff was a solid material? Sure looks like it was coated as in a spray on. That would be kind of a flaky and cheap manufacturing process...and I hope it is not true.
     
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    I claim to be the founder of this club :LOL: I experienced this issue around November and made the "Oh Crap" thread.

    Here's how it is now-

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    What, if I may ask, is the dongle thing sticking out of the power port? I've never seen anything like it before, please.
     
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    Mine is bad and getting worse. Each corner and the pivot point of the kickstand looks like this.

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    Oh my, my RT looks to be in better shape compared to that. Sorry to see that on your device.
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