New 24-inch M1 iMac Gets a 2 Out of 10 for Repairability

New 24-inch M1 iMac Gets a 2 Out of 10 for Repairability

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iFixit has completed its teardown of the new 24-inch M1 iMac giving it a score of just 2 out of 10 for repairability.

The poor rating isn't surprising considering it's impossible replace or upgrade the memory, storage, or processor. Entry also requires going through adhesive which makes repairs tedious.

Repairability Score: 2 out of 10
● The fans, USB ports, headphone jack, power button, speakers, and webcam are all reasonably modular and fixable in a pinch.
● The external power supply is trivial to replace, but very difficult to service.
● The display is tedious to remove and replace, but it's the most accessible component.
● There’s no altering the internal storage—a severe blow to repairs, upgrades, data recovery, and even security.
● Memory is soldered directly to the M1 package, making it impractical to ever replace or upgrade.
● The only path of entry is through the display adhesive, making all repairs tedious.

The new iMac starts at $1299 but is already on sale for $40 off.

Check out the full teardown at the link below!

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New 24-inch M1 iMac Gets a 2 Out of 10 for Repairability

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