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Surface Pro flops in repairability test, says iFixit

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  • Started 1 year ago by raphoenix
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Worst score ever for a tablet after a tear-down, says DIYer site, matches lousy score of Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina

Full Story:
http://www.computerworld.com/s.....2013-02-13

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It's good that hardware has a 4 year warranty as MS will just have to replace unit with a new one.

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doctordeere
doctordeere
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90+ little-bitty screws... and they still have to glue parts of it together.
Whoever designed that needs his crayons permanently confiscated.

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warlock
warlock
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They put that many screws in cause they know you are not going to put them all back in when you put it together again. They do it it on cars. Also, glue is easier no holes to align.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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$1100 -$1200 for something like that.

Folks are actually buying this thing, I can believe it !!

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warlock
warlock
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Not me me mate.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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"Fools and their money are soon parted" for sure. (LOL)

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warlock
warlock
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Four year free replacement sounds good. To those that don't know. And, have money.

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presence1960
presence1960
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"There is a sucker born every minute" as P.T. Barnum said!!

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thegeek
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Who actually repairs a tablet themselves? Almost nobody. You just send it back to the manufacturer.

That said, the Surface Pro battery life is bad enough to keep me from buying one. I do have a Surface RT, which has solid battery life, but is limited.

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doctordeere
doctordeere
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"Who actually repairs a tablet themselves?"
Failed batteries, broken screens & bad eMMC media - I've done it and so have many others I know. It's typically not so difficult. But if I had to wade through 90 screws and a pint of glue...

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