Microsoft’s Surface PCs are notoriously difficult to repair. For many customers, this isn’t an issue, Microsoft often times doesn’t repair these devices, but offers users replacements in-store and refurbishes the ones that can be salvaged.
Once more, iFixit has done the legwork to see exactly how unrepairable this device is, and the answer will most likely – not surprise you. After a teardown, iFixit awarded the Surface Book 2 a 1/10 for repairability due to a replaceable SSD — the Surface Laptop scored 0 for comparison. iFixit notes that the display is hard to remove and that many components are soldered and glued onto the motherboard, making it nigh impossible to replace the RAM and processor for instance.
See their video here for more:
Hopefully, the average user will be able to get through the lifetime of the Surface Book without needing to take it apart and repair it personally. We’ll be reviewing the Surface Book 2 over the next month, and you can have a look at the first post in the series here.
The new Surface Book 2 is now available for order worldwide, you can order it here from Microsoft Store.