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.
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