Microsoft Surface Pro Less Repairable Than iPad
Feb 14,2013 0 Comments
The Microsoft Surface Pro on sale last week and the team at iFixit platform gadget repair has already torn. Surface Pro disassembly reveals that Microsoft tablet / hybrid is less serviceable than the Apple iPad.
According to the company chose Microsoft glue down anything that may be stuck, which makes the device extremely difficult to repair or perhaps update.
Pro iFixit marked with a surface of 10 to 1. The company noted that the mere attempt to open the gadget offered a high probability to cut through one of the displays four cables.
Ventilation was also found that the battery display devices and are covered with glue to both options difficult to replace.
A quick examination revealed that the Microsoft Surface Pro has 90 screws everything inside the unit. The number of small screws is extremely high for the type of device being examined.
It should be noted that Microsoft tried to push in as much power as possible on all Windows 8 OS based device. Low scores of the company, however, was based on what iFixit found unnecessary steps, such as gluing the battery. iFixit glued a battery called “planned obsolescence” which is “completely unnecessary.”
By comparison, Apple’s iPad scored just 2 of 10 on the scale of repairability. Apple Hill score actually declined after the company tried to push more technology in a small space.
Microsoft Surface RT tablet beat Apple iPad but also offered low-end features compared to the Pro Microsoft Surface.
Meanwhile, the Pro surface is presented as a full hybrid Windows 8 / tablet and some users may be surprised to learn how much an upgrade would proceed. Users looking for more than 4 GB of RAM on the road may want to wait for the next version of the Microsoft tablet to arrive.
Do you think tablets and hyrids should be more favorable to the consumer in terms of repairability?