Microsoft Surface Laptop is extremely hard to fix
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 15:55
To be fair, Microsoft is not the only one manufacturer to come up with new products that are almost impossible to fix. The first Surface device to ship with Windows 10 S was enthusiastically, passionately described by Panos Panay at this event and we heard a long backstory about the intricacies of its design and why everything is just-so.
iFixit is known for its taking apart of new devices and providing a score to indicate to what extent the device in question is repairable.
Is there a chance that you could put that fabric back tidily? And while Microsoft has previously marketed it as "the tablet that can replace your laptop", the Surface Pro now carries the tagline of "the most versatile laptop in the world".
In conclusion, it said that it is "a glue-filled monstrosity".
The previous Surface Laptop only scored 0 out of 10 in the iFixit fix index, 1 is very hard to fix and 10 is very easy to fix, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 score a little better with 1 out of 10. "There is nothing about it that is upgradable or long-lasting, and it literally can't be opened without destroying it". The bloggers went on to request Microsoft prove their opinion wrong, but with plastic welding in evidence that's not likely. Since the laptop is not meant to be opened or fixed, it required from iFixit people to cut the Signature Alcantara material-covered keyboard to access the internals of the laptop. The complexity of component placement leads iFixit to declare that the battery of this device can not be replaced at any cost unless one is okay with some internal part getting damaged in the process. That's at least 3 or 4 years isn't it?