Whereas iFixit scored the Floor Laptop computer Three as a 5 out of 10 when it got here to repairs, the freshly unleashed Floor Professional X managed to creep forward with a 6 out of 10.
Essentially the most optimistic aspect was the SSD being ‘actually user-replaceable’ because it’s accessed with out having to take away the display screen, and might be taken out with only a SIM eject pin (and a T3 Torx screwdriver is required to undo a single screw).
“That’s superior to see in such a slim type issue,” enthuses iFixit, whereas observing that the solid-state drive is similar mannequin used within the Floor Laptop computer 3, and so standardization throughout the vary means it’s simpler for third-parties to assist repairs on these gadgets.
Display screen go
All of the screws used within the Floor Professional X are commonplace Torx affairs, and the iFixit group have been significantly impressed with how simply the show got here out, with no globs of glue holding the display screen in place (relatively there’s foam adhesive which might be reduce simply sufficient, with out requiring any heating and doable accidents with cracked shows).
There’s even a tongue-in-cheek point out of a celebratory dance and the truth that “we by no means thought we’d get right into a Floor Professional this simply”.
The caveats listed below are that iFixit famous that the majority repairs do require removing of the display screen – and it nonetheless isn’t a trivial matter – plus the battery stays firmly glued in, so there’s no change right here.
Nonetheless, Microsoft is clearly shifting in the correct course with this and the Floor Laptop computer 3, and is definitely a great distance away from the times when iFixit wished to present the Surface Laptop 2 a negative score for repairability.