A teardown of Microsoft’s new Surface Pro tablet has revealed that it is virtually impossible to repair.
The tablet got the worst score handed out by iFixit, just one out of ten. It ranked lower than the iPad and Surface RT.
The teardown revealed that the screen is held in place by “a metric duckload” of adhesive, which means it is almost impossible to remove. The battery is also glued in place and iFixit claims that it is impossible to replace without wrecking the back cover. As if a “duckload” of glue wasn’t enough, the Surface Pro also contains more than 90 screws.
All this makes Microsoft’s new tablet impossible to repair and anyone trying to take it apart will probably destroy it in the process. Granted, tablets aren’t meant to be easily repairable, but the fact that it ranks lower than the iPad, which is notoriously tough to take apart and fix, doesn’t bode well for Redmond.
If you check the best sellers at Best Buy web site, you will notice all three versions of Surface RT are among the top 20 best sellers. Half year ago, they did not exost, not they are probably selling at 1.5 milion unites a quater. That is real busness of some 1$ billion a quater from just the Surface RT. Of course, the Surface Pros are selling even better now, at higher pricees.
Nice message. I bought a surface pro awhile ago and love it. You can't ask for any better product. However, I don't understand what MSFT was thinking with the RT, unless they were just trying to get 8 on the street.