Surface Pro Gets A Teardown, Receives Lowest Score For Reparability

If you though Apple products were notoriously difficult to repair, think again! Microsoft Surface Pro is breaking records when it comes to reparability, in fact it is downright near the most hard to repair gadget of all time.

Surface Pro may pack a punch, but under the hood everything is too close for comfort.

Experts over at iFixit have rated the device an absolute 1 when it comes to reparability — what this essentially means that unless you are Superman or Batman, you will have a tough time pulling it apart for repair and then putting it back together again.

The lowdown is that Microsoft has used no less than 90 screws. Yes, you read that right, 90 screws in total. These alone will have you asking for a glass of water by the time you are done with them.

But at least, Redmond has used screws instead of screwless designs that other company is famous for.

Removing the screen, however, is quite some challenge in of itself, no matter what your skill level. Once you do that, you are greeted with those pesky wires — cables, cables everywhere once you remove the screen. Needless to say, this is not for the faint of heart.

Moral of the story is that if you dip in and get a Surface Pro, make you should keep your warranty card close at hand. You never know when you may need it.

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  • Robert Trance

    Yeee, uhhmmm, tablet! Not desktop, nor a laptop…tablet. You normally replace such not repair quite frankly. Also extra insurrance to get in stores (like here in EU) on devices for other troubles (like accidents) than what warranty covers!

  • http://www.santry.com/ Patrick Santry

    Remember how Microsoft got to where they are? The IBM Clone, it was so easy to build a PC, and then install Windows. I guess they lost sight of their roots and how they got to be where they are.

    • WillyThePooh

      You can’t look at the past. It was so easy to repair a car before. Now, I don’t even know how to put my hands in those tight space. That has nothing to do with MS. Just things are getting more and more compact.

  • http://twitter.com/JKeefer JKeefer

    as if 99.9% of users care about the repair ability…

    • Fahad Ali

      True, but this may be a bit of an issue for buyers in the rest of the world. If something goes wrong they may have to have it looked at locally, particularly in places where Microsoft does not have a presence.

      But yeah, the average Joe (or Jane) would not dare open it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alberto.gorin Alberto Gorin

    some is correct

    with tablets i think software is the main problem

    he is correct

    WillyThePooh Patrick Santry•8 hours ago

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    You can’t look at the past. It was so easy to repair a car before. Now, I don’t even know how to put my hands in those tight space. That has nothing to do with MS. Just things are getting more and more compact