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Surface laptop takes a bullet, man claims it saved his life

A man has claimed a Surface book laptop endured a bullet and saved his life.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | October 12, 2020 | Updated 13:24 IST
Source: @itsExtreme_/ Twitter

Highlights

  • A Surface laptop has seemingly saved a man's life from a bullet.
  • The man has posted the photo of the damaged Surface laptop.
  • Microsoft is yet to officially acknowledge this incident.

Your laptop does a lot of things, from being the workstation where you are being productive with your work to watching Netflix movies and YouTube videos. But a laptop could save a man's life is something that you would never expect out of a laptop, would you? Anyway, a Microsoft Surface Book may have saved a man's life from a bullet.

A Twitter user who goes by @itsExtreme has claimed his Microsoft Surface Book took the fall for him by enduring a bullet and saved his life. He has posted photos to show how the bullet destroyed the laptop's display and touchpad by shattering both into pieces. There is also what looks like a crunched bullet lying next to the trackpad in the photo.

"My laptop literally just saved my life... Someone shot through the floor in my apartment building," the man wrote on his Twitter profile along with the photo of the damaged Surface laptop.

Aaron (his alias on Twitter) has tagged Microsoft in his tweet to inform the company about the wonder its flagship-level laptop has managed to pull. But the company has not responded. Moreover, there is no confirmation from the local authorities to corroborate if it was a bullet the managed to enter Aaron's premises from a firing. Which is why it will be better if you take this claim with a little scepticism.

The tweet is going viral, drawing a horde of reactions and possible explanations to how Nokia's venerable feature phones would have handled this situation a lot better. Jokes apart, one possible explanation does make sense here. Referring to an article from iFixit where the Surface Book teardown has been mentioned, a user pointed out that the bullets were resisted by one of the two batteries inside. But the battery would have exploded in that case.

To justify this argument, it can be said that the battery might be inactive and beyond its life cycle, which would also mean the laptop either runs while charging or is completely kaput. Whatever the reason may be, it laptop outdid itself by saving the user's life in a way even Microsoft would have never imagined.

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