Microsoft Surface Studio was taken apart
It’s been only a month since the announcement. Yet, handymen from iFixit managed to have a look inside Microsoft Surface Studio, the first Microsoft’s all-in-one desktop computer.
We remind you that this remarkable PC has a 28-cinch screen and resolution of 4500×3000 pixels. The screen is adjustable and can take almost horizontal position turning the PC into a drawing tablet.
The device is equipped with the 6th Gen Intel processor (Skylake), 8/16/32 GB of RAM, discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M or GeForce GTX 980M graphics card, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Inside Microsoft Surface Studio
As iFixit specialists demonstrated, getting inside of Microsoft Surface Studio pose no difficulties. Moreover, the construction is somewhat modular. It means the parts can be easily replaced. Those components are standard SATA hard drive, M.2 SSD drive, SD card reader board, and a power supply. Another advantage of this construction is that when required the screen can be replaced without the need to disassemble the base.
RAM, however, is soldered to the motherboard and cannot be replaced or upgraded. The same can be said about GPU. So the buyer should really think twice before getting a device with minimal specifications. A few components embedded in the display (buttons, front sensors, and speakers) will be difficult to replace if they fail.
Overall, the repairability of Surface Studio earns 5 points out of 10. So you can repair your PC with some success depending on the problem.