While it’s not a big astonish given the size and general trends when building these matters, Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop does not appear to be even remotely repairable, and the new Extrinsically Pro isn’t much better, according to iFixit.
iFixit’s pictures, as ever, distribute a great look at the insides of the two machines. The Laptop has no external screws at all; to get into the scheme, iFixit had to peel off the glued-down fabric keyboard surround, an operation that clearly can’t be undone, producing a machine that offers essentially no serviceability whatsoever. With the keyboard environs removed, the system reveals its internals, with components taped, soldered, or under other circumstances permanently affixed in place. Given how destructive one has to be to open the machine in the essential place, perhaps that’s not a big deal.