Surface Book Gets Repairability Scrore Of 1 Out 10 From iFixit

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Surface Book Tear Down

iFixit today posted their tear down experience of Surface Book. The Microsoft Surface Book (as a whole) earned a reparability score of 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair). The low score is not so surprising as we saw almost similar scores for all the previous Surface devices.

Their conclusion:

  •  After the difficult opening procedure, the SSD can be replaced. So too the glued battery in the display. However, the base battery is very heavily glued.
  •  The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is difficult to remove and replace.
  •  The processor and RAM are soldered to the motherboard.
  •  Strong adhesive holds many components in place, including the display, base cover, and both batteries.
  •  Many components are on the backs of their respective boards, requiring motherboard removal to replace simple components.

Surface Book Tear Down Keyboard base

Surface Book is now on sale and you can order from the below links.

Microsoft Store:

Surface Book Estimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1499
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1599
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM (dGPU) $1,899
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM (dGPU) $2,699

Amazon:

Surface Book Estimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1499
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1599
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM (dGPU) $1,899
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM (dGPU) $2,699

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