iFixit has been taking their tools to our devices for years. They are the authority on just how repairable a device is and they have released their recent “Tablet Repairability” list.
The Dell XPS 10 scored 9 out of 10 for its color-coded screws and labeled cables, while Apple and Microsoft are at the bottom. Every iPad from the second generation to now scored a 2, and the Surface Pro is the worst with a score of 1.
It turns out that excessive adhesive is behind the low scores, as well as the high probability of part breakage upon disassembly. So now you know which ones you can’t fix yourself. If you are a do it yourself type, you might want to avoid them.
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