IFixit calls Surface Laptop 'glue-filled monstrosity'

When the Surface Laptop was introduced, Microsoft put a lot of emphasis on the design and how the use of metal, cloth, and glass all worked together to try and bring a unique experience.

Microsoft introduced the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro at separate events last month.

But what about if you do this, and subsequently decide you don't like Pro, so you want to switch back to Windows 10 S? And while Microsoft has previously marketed it as "the tablet that can replace your laptop", the Surface Pro now carries the tagline of "the most versatile laptop in the world". If you do get one, though, you'd better hope that nothing goes wrong with it. However, with this experience, there is the disadvantage of having a laptop that is almost impossible to fix or repair. iFixit said, "The Surface Laptop is not a laptop". The only way to get into the guts of the device to replace the battery or anything else is with a knife and the grim determination to get past what the iFixIt teardown calls a "glue filled monstrosity". This is a first for a Surface device, with iFixit adding that "there is nothing about it that is upgradable or long-lasting, and it literally can't be opened without destroying it".

The notebook sports a keyboard covered with Alcantara which resembles suede material but is more resistant to stains.

The battery is hard and risky to replace, giving the device a limited lifespan. That's at least 3 or 4 years isn't it? Note that for replacement of any parts Microsoft Surface Pro you first have to dismantle the entire front panel, which may cause damage to the screen so that the fix will definitely result in a tidy sum.



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