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Microsoft's Surface Pro, iFixit rates it 1 out of 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I think it's just more clean design/sturdy design. You can't say the Surface Pro can't feel stable and solid in hand with all those screws and adhesive.

    The same sort of applied to the Nokia Lumia 920. They didn't add in a microSD card in it. They could, but decided against it because it would compromise the design. Their words.
    I don't know how solid, solid has to be, but my Gigabyte doesn't feel weak in any way and it gets put through a fair bit of jolting etc when I'm in the bush. It's the same size and weight of the Surface, but seems to be able to incorporate far more features than the Surface.

    Another thing about making devices fully sealed, is that it can restrict their use in a number of organisations. I know for a fact that the Australia Defence Force does not allow any camera equipped devices, amongst other things, to be used in an official capacity. When they buy laptops, for example, cameras are physically disabled by the suppliers prior to delivery. You can't do that with a Surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I think it's just more clean design/sturdy design. You can't say the Surface Pro can't feel stable and solid in hand with all those screws and adhesive.

    The same sort of applied to the Nokia Lumia 920. They didn't add in a microSD card in it. They could, but decided against it because it would compromise the design. Their words.

    Another thing about making devices fully sealed, is that it can restrict their use in a number of organisations. I know for a fact that the Australia Defence Force does not allow any camera equipped devices, amongst other things, to be used in an official capacity. When they buy laptops, for example, cameras are physically disabled by the suppliers prior to delivery. You can't do that with a Surface.
    You can, just stab out the camera/drill it out.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I don't understand why it's so hard to design a well built tablet or laptop for that matter, to have removable access panels. I means, just make a metal back panel with sides that wrap around the device chassis and put a number of torx screws in place. BAM! Easily serviceable tablet PC!
    I completely agree with you. I loathe having to watch a 30 minute tutorial about taking apart a laptop to change the keyboard, clean heatsink..... etc.
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    When it does not work any more it is toast.

    Tablets, Ultrabooks: The future is unfixable | ZDNet
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