Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet has won rave reviews from tech critics while it is also selling swiftly in the face of consumers. However, as an owner of a Surface Pro you may want to wrap it in cotton wool because if anything should happen it will be a tough device to repair. Website iFixit has scored the Surface Pro a lowly 1 out of 10 for reparability, and in case you didn’t know, 1 is the lowest score.
Microsoft’s original Surface Tablet was met with a lukewarm reception, but the more advanced Surface Pro is faring much better. The tablet packs ultrabook specs and a keyboard, meaning it truly is a viable alternative to a laptop as well as being a tablet like entertainment experience. Although, some customers may be put off but that lowly iFixit reparability score.
That score of 1 out of 10 is the worst tablet score ever recorded on iFixit, and many potential problems would not be covered by the warranty. That of course has left some miffed by the fact they could pay $900 for a device that could be next to useless should it come across an unfortunate accident.
It is not all bad news for Surface Pro owners as iFixit scored the tablet highly for how easily the battery and the SSD are removed. However, elsewhere the Surface Pro came under heavy fire because it has a total of 97 screws to remove during a tear down, a whopping number when compared to other similar devices.
The good news is Microsoft is offering full cover on the Surface Pro for $99 which lasts for two years. At least you can have a great product and know it is protected, meaning you do not have to worry about that low reparability score.