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iFixit Deems Surface Pro 3 Difficult to Repair

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: June 23, 2014 05:41PM
Author: gebraset

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which was just made available to consumers last Friday, has received a full teardown from the electronic repair site known as iFixit. The website rates various gadgets on their reparability, noting how easy they are to repair on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the most difficult and 10 being the easiest. The Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2, which preceded Microsoft's latest tablet offering, received a reparability rating of 1 due to various factors. The trend continues with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as it has received the same rating, with iFixit noting that some serious adhesive is present that holds multiple components in place within the device. Due to this, along with the display being comprised of a fused glass panel and LCD that iFixit claims is extremely difficult to remove and replace, it is no wonder why the latest Surface tablet received the rating that it did.

Source: CNET



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StefenHeif on June 24, 2014 06:34AM
Wow, not only it is difficult to repair, but they have broken their display during their teardown. They have repaired a lot of devices previously that I thought was close to impossible to get by (hidden plastic snaps, short ribbon cables on wimpy connectors). Forget the planet, Microsoft wants to sell.

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