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This probably will come as no surprise to you, but the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 scores as badly as possible on iFixit's repairability score. The engineers over at iFixit took the new tablet through their dissection testing and gave it a 1 out of 10, which is the lowest possible score. Of course, with a device is aesthetically designed and integrated as the Surface Proe 3, this comes as no surprise. Here's a quote withe summation of their teardown. Be sure to check out the full story at the source link below.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).
- The SSD can be replaced, but not without first risking damage to the tablet simply by opening it.
- The battery is not soldered to the motherboard, but very strong adhesive makes removal and replacement a hazardous chore.
- Non-standard connectors make for tricky display removal.
- The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is extremely difficult to remove and replace.
- Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery.
- The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one slip-up, and you'll be out a screen.