What’s inside of Microsoft Surface? Teardown by iFixit

Surface circuit boards

Surface is a unique piece of hardware that bridges the gap between laptops and desktops, and it is the first Microsoft’s attempt to get into the “device” market. The tablet has only been on sale less than 72 hours and the guys from iFixit have already taken it apart, piece-by-piece.

The Surface specs are not a secret, we knew them from day one and even days before the launch, SlashGear had several images from the tablet’s components. But iFixit gives us a closer inside look at the 31.5Wh Samsung battery, flash storage and the 10.6in display (both also from Samsung), the Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU and the unique dual Wi-Fi antennas.

It comes as no surprise that iFixit gave Surface a score of 4 out of 10 for repairability — tablets are not made to be fully repaired –. Some components like the Gorilla Glass v2 and the LCD screen are fused together and parts are time consuming to remove. On the other hand the teardown site explained that Surface is more repairable than its competitor, the iPad. If you want to read more or you just simply want to have a peek, visit iFixit and get a look of the Surface with Windows RT from the inside.

Source and image iFixit via The Verge

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.