I hit it fairly hard. Slipped a little getting up from the sofa and that's when I accidentally jabbed it with my elbow (it was sitting against the back of the sofa). Still, the Nexus 7 and iPads have gone through worse abuse. I'm actually surprised I haven't scratched the screen on those yet. However, at ~$135 for the device itself (paid extra for express shipping which brought the total to $150), can't really expect it to have Gorilla Glass, can I? On the upside, the screen didn't come with fine scratches as I initially reported. There's a protective film covering the screen edge to edge - something I didn't notice until I cracked the display.
Too bad I just downloaded ePSXe and was hoping on doing some testing. As I mentioned earlier, the Epic Citadel benchmark was an epic failure (pardon the pun) but I wasn't able to try other lighter games before I managed to render the device unusable. That said, it's brilliant for comics. The display looks very nice much like the Nexus 7 - well, before it got broken that is. Support for microSDXC and exFAT is extremely useful. I'm liking the Novo7 so much I'm giving serious consideration to buying a $250 Ainol Novo 9 Spark. Would be nice to get a high resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio Android tablet. 16:10 is great for movies but for PDF, reading, web browsing, etc, I prefer a more "squarish" display (I use 19" 1280x1024 monitors).
*sigh* Shame I have to wait until after the Chinese New Year celebration before they start shipping again.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 2/11/13 at 9:33am