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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