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Surface Pro flops in repairability test, says iFixit

Gregg Keizer | Feb. 14, 2013
Popular do-it-yourself website iFixit today gave Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet the lowest-possible repair score, just 1 out of a possible 10, after spending hours getting the device open.

But Microsoft has pitched the Surface Pro as a dual threat, able to replace both an ultrabook-style PC and a tablet, positioning that makes the device's score all the more notable for matching the rating earned by Apple's Retina-equipped MacBook Pro, which iFixit last year called the "least-repairable laptop we've taken apart."

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet turned out to be virtually non-repairable, said iFixit, which balked at the glue that held the display to the case.


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