Microsoft Surface Laptop is extremely hard to fix


Microsoft released its new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro in 25 markets last week, and the latest additions to the Surface portfolio have gotten pretty solid reviews so far.

When the Surface Laptop was introduced, Microsoft put a lot of emphasis on the design and how the use of metal, cloth, and glass all worked together to try and bring a unique experience.

Recall that recently the Apple iPad Pro has been on the table of specialists portal iFixit, and they awarded him a score of 1 on a scale of maintainability of a possible 10. It also shows that components such as CPU and memory are soldered in place so they can't be replaced or upgraded. It's a glue-filled monstrosity. 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". However, with this experience, there is the disadvantage of having a laptop that is almost impossible to fix or repair. iFixit said, "The Surface Laptop is not a laptop". The battery came in the form of a 45.2 Wh unit, which was approximately the same capacity as the new Surface Pro. iFixit states that the Surface Laptop gets zero regarding repairability as it was manufactured with the intention of never being opened or repaired.

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The headphone jack, while modular, can only be accessed by removing the heat sink, fan, display, and motherboard. And while most of the device might comfortably get through a couple of years of use, batteries are often need a midlife replacement.

Head over to iFixit to see the full teardown. The laptop, due to these shortcomings, would also not last long enough and can not be opened without destroying or damaging some of its key components.