The refreshed Nexus 7 was unveiled not too long ago, but Square Trade have been quick off the jump to perform drop, slide and dunk tests on a bunch of 7-inch slates.
The tablet and gadget warranty provider tested the original Nexus 7, the refreshed Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad mini. The iPad mini took the most damage from a five-foot corner drop, with massive damage to its cover and screen. The refreshed Nexus 7 took some corner damage and a few screen scratches, but wasn't as banged up as Apple's slate. The same drop saw the original Nexus 7 with more damage than its successor.
Moving onto the slide test, which was performed on a smooth-surfaced table, the iPad mini slid right off the desk with a slight push. Both of the Nexus 7 tablets stopped a few feet from the edge thanks to its matte and textured panels on its rear.
During the dunk test, the refreshed Nexus 7 had its audio working after a quick dip in water, while its predecessor completely reset itself and didn't have audio right away. The iPad mini on the other hand, lost audio even after a full restart of the tablet.