iFixit guts the Microsoft Surface Pro

Feb 13, 2013
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iFixit guts the Microsoft Surface Pro

The gadget destroying geeks over at iFixit have laid their hands on the new Microsoft Surface Pro tablet and ripped it apart. Those of you wanting to see what the gooey insides of Microsoft's new tablet look like, can check it out. There are surprisingly few parts inside of the tablet.

The idea behind this sort of gadget teardown is to see exactly how repairable the tablet would be if you had to fix something yourself. Unfortunately, for people who are buying the Surface Pro the answer to that repairability question is not very. Apparently, over 90 different screws hold the tablet together.

While that is certainly a lot of screws, those can be removed with the proper tools and time. What's even more difficult to contend with is the copious amount of adhesive that holds various components together. Adding insult to injury is the fact that the gadget destroying crew says people who open the case are highly likely to damage a cable in the process due to the way the tablet is constructed.

What this all means is that the Surface Pro ends up with a repairability rating of only one out of 10. In other words, this tablet is pretty much not repairable. The moral of the story is be very careful with your Surface Pro because if you break it odds are you won't be getting it fixed.

[via Engadget]


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