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Microsoft Surface tablet gets the teardown treatment, repairability score below average

0. phoneArena 29 Oct 2012, 08:35 posted on

If there's one thing that can get a nerd's glasses steamy, that would be a thorough teardown of a hot gadget exposing its meticulously crafted and precisely laid out innards. And well, what do you know: the latest device to end up on the table at iFixit labs is the Microsoft Surface tablet, powered by Windows RT and a quad-core Tegra 3 chip by Nvidia. Care to know what the guys revealed after prying the tablet open?...

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posted on 29 Oct 2012, 09:14 6

1. gothicheart (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


i'm just surprised why phonearena has been trying to put down the surface for the entirety of this whole day, just check out all your news for the whole day, how bias can you be, when you put news and review even on every icrap case available. why look for news about repairabilty ahead of news about a gadgets durability, which everybody has seen from other websites the surface's durability on the drop tests. Maybe that is one test we'd like to see, try dropping every tablet there is. People are looking for unbiased news and review... :(

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 09:26 1

2. Cyan3boN (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


The RT was released just days ago man. they will keep posting articles till it all cools off. its normal, its what every mobile tech site does.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 09:37 3

3. antmiu2 (Posts: 167; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


i haven't seen phonearena post something like this about ipads

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 10:33

4. the_best (Posts: 130; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


thats becaus the ipad apparantly is worse.. you wouldnt wanna hurt apple

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 10:37

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4601; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


New iPad (a.k.a. iPad 3) internal parts are based on hot glue and it makes replacement of battery or any other fixing works to an horror...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 10:54 1

6. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


They post tear down and repairability with each new iPad. They also usually post drop tests, cost to manufacturer, and whatever problems people find with the first batch (AntennaGate, light bleed, easy scuffing, yellowing of the screens). So, I have to disagree with you on this one.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:11

7. easymomo (Posts: 88; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


@JeffdaBeat, me too. Every single trouble with iThings is reported by phonearena.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:14

8. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Why can't you highlight the words better "than the iPad" ??

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