The teardown expert from iFixit claims that it’s a nightmare to repair the new Surface Book 2 and the team has given the Microsoft’s ultimate laptop a repairability score of just one. iFixit had a look at what’s inside the Surface Book 2 and performed several tests to calculate the repairability score.
While the this is one of the lowest scores given by iFixit for devices, it’s not the worst as the Microsoft’s Surface Laptop got a repairability score of zero. There’s no chance you could actually repair the Surface Book 2 or Surface Laptop, because of its design.
The procedure of opening the Surface Book 2 is really painful, and if a someone manages to do so, the engineer can only replace the SSD. iFixit explains that everything is strongly joined with adhesive, including the batteries and the display. iFixit says that the RAM couldn’t be upgraded by a normal user as it is soldered to the motherboards, and the case is same with the processor.
“This is the Microsoft Surface Book 2, and just like every Surface device we’ve done a teardown on this year, it scored horribly on our repairability scale. How bad did it do? We gave it a 1 out of 10, which to be honest is at least a little better than the Surface laptop which got a zero but still,” the company explains.
The Surface Book 15-inch model comes with Intel Core i7 processor at the clock speed of 4.2GHz in max turbo. It has a 16GB of RAM and 1TB storage, which is enough for both productivity and gaming. The Surface Book 2 features a 15-inch display with a resolution of 3240×2160 pixels and 260 PPI, you can order the device from here.