iFixit Tears Down the Microsoft Surface Pro, Scores It 1/10 for Repairability

Posted February 13, 2013 at 9:45pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12894 views

iFixit has performed its tear down of the Microsoft Surface Pro giving it a score of 1 out of 10 for repairability.

We expected the Surface RT and the Pro to share similar internals and disassembly procedures, but it turns out that the Pro is a completely different bag of beans. The display assembly is anchored down with the most adhesive we’ve ever seen on a small device; in fact, it took us well over an hour to figure out how to get inside — an iFixit first. The Surface Pro has some nifty features, like a removable SSD, but that upgradability is marred by non-accessibility to the internals. Adding salt to the wounds, the battery is buried behind the motherboard and glued down to the case. Because of this, the Surface Pro received a 1 out of 10 score on our repairability scale — the worst any tablet has ever received.

Notably, the Surface Pro features the 'Cadillac' of batteries from LG rated at 42 Wh, 7.4V, and 5676 mAh. The iPad 4 has a 43 Wh battery at 3.7V. Despite all the battery juice the Surface Pro runs for less than 5 hours.

Take a look at the full tear down using the link below...

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Camfella - February 14, 2013 at 2:37am
If your going to compare batteries, why did you not disclose the ipad4 Mah rating?
Will - February 13, 2013 at 10:08pm
That's Microsoft for ya
Chris - February 13, 2013 at 10:12pm
It's more like... That's us living In a disposable world
odedo1 - February 14, 2013 at 4:10pm
Chris is right, Apple is the same way, I remember how hard it was to open the iPhone 3G plus I never tried to open my iPad 3 but it don't look easy, the problem is on the surface pro is upgrading the memory but like Chris said everything is becoming smaller and disposable.
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