Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Surface Pro vs iPad: The Race for Repair

Surface Pro takes a week longer on the market, and it seems that has not risen too much fuss. A tablet that aims to revive Microsoft looks great, but maybe too high price has made ​​consumers opt for casual not that option .

This time, we will know the opinion of iFixit, experts in repairing electronic devices. Apparently, the new Apple tablet is much more difficult to repair than the iPad Mini .

Surface versus iPad Mini Pro: The race for the repair

For starters, the Surface Pro uses too much glue to attach parts, including the battery and the screen, giving a score of 1 out of 10 in the test iFixit repairability. This is the lowest that can be achieved in scale, and relieves the new tablet from Microsoft at last in the list of serviceable tablets.

Moreover, according to a panel of TechCrunch says that simply using the Surface Pro, can be harmful to your hardware. Something as simple as opening the Microsoft tablet may have serious repercussions, such as breakage of one of the four cables around the screen.

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Moreover, iFixit has more than 90 screws inside, an exceptionally high amount for a device of these characteristics. Moreover, while the battery and SSD are not soldered to the motherboard, the user plays it if you want to open your tablet to change something. There is a high risk of breaking a piece if we replace the battery or hard drive.

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Furthermore, there are lots of adhesives everywhere, joining and maintaining in place any part. This makes it more difficult repair process. These experts admit iFixit found a little surprised at how difficult it has been to those who want Microsoft to repair your tablet.

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However, do not trust the rest of the tablet reparability. In fact, IPAD third and fourth generation only reach a score of 2 out of 10, namely that it is not very easy to open. The RT of Microsoft Surface, which was released in Fall 2012, achieves a decent score of 4 out of 10 in this curious scale.

What do you think? Do any of you have a Microsoft Surface Pro? Are you concerned about how difficult it is to make any repair or replacement?

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