Corning’s Gorilla Glass technology is supposed to make screens that are resistant to scratches and other everyday damage. The upcoming LG X300 mini-laptop uses Gorilla Glass, and so does the Dell Streak 5 inch Android tablet. And the folks at Engadget just happened to have a Streak prototype, so they did the only responsible thing and tried abusing the display to see what would happen.

First thing they did was attempt to stab the screen with a normal pen. And I don’t just mean tapping. I mean stabbing with some force… repeatedly. The pen didn’t leave any scratches or cracks.

Does this mean it’s safe to run a Dell Streak over with a car? No. But it does mean that it might be safe to throw the Streak in your bag without a protective cover on occasion.

You can check out the video after the break.

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3 replies on “Dell Streak tablet’s Gorilla Glass screen put to the (torture) test”

  1. sure stab it but dont drop the sob it will shatter like no other unbreakable my a$$

  2. holy crap, that was pretty painful and disturbing to look at that…wow i want one!!!

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