iPad and Microsoft Surface get the Lowest Repairability Scores


Surface-teardown-iFixit-002iFixit published an overall rating of  tablets maintainability, the last place in which occupied all tablet models iPad and Microsoft Surface.

The worst, with a score of 1 point out of 10, was Surface Pro.  main claim to novelty are the difficulty detaching the screen and the likelihood of damage to his or four coming to his cable.Moreover, access to the inside without removing the display possible. Another drawback was the use of large amounts of adhesive and set screws (90 pieces). Experts noted that the need to disassemble the tablet caution.

A device with a perfect score will be relatively inexpensive to repair because it is easy to disassemble and has a service manual available. Points are docked based on the difficulty of opening the device, the types of fasteners found inside, and the complexity involved in replacing major components. Points are awarded for upgradability, use of non-proprietary tools for servicing, and component modularity.

To score more scored tablet iPad 2, 3 and 4 generations, as well as the iPad mini. In the big disadvantages of Apple tablet inscribed high brittleness glass display during disassembly.The second generation also featured trudnozamenyaemoy battery.

 iPad mini disadvantages attributed the presence of large number of self-adhesive film that holds the components in place, but very difficult to disassemble for repair. The difficulties also caused the large number of screws, which are located in remote places. However, the advantages to the mini-tablet Apple experts have added that the glass and the display is not glued. This factor, in turn, has become a major drawback in the plate Surface RT. He scored 4 points out of a possible 10.

Won in the ranking with a score of 9 out of 10 Windows-tablet Dell XPS 10. iFixit notes that the main advantages of the device is color-coded cables and fasteners for easy repair, and open the case and remove the battery is not difficult. The downside was, again, the fact that the screen is glued to the glass pane. Second and third place was given to mini-computers Amazon Kindle Fire and Dell Streak, who scored 8 points. Followed by the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0: their results – and 8 points.

Overall rating of iFixit, which included 18 units, as follows:


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