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Microsoft Surface Go teardown reveals no heat pipes and hard repairability

04 August 2018 3

Microsoft’s 2-in-1 laptop Surface Go is now available in the retail stores and is also ready for taking up any rigorous challenges or teardowns that could reveal its endurance or what it includes. The team at iFixit has disassembled the low-end version in the Surface line so as to check which components have been added to it and how they are working.

iFixit before starting the teardown defines the Surface Go as a Surface product which is “little less pro and a little more go.”

The Surface Go looks to have smoother curves, rounded edges, and vaguely more iPad-y aesthetics. The very first revelation this teardown makes is the lack of the heat pipes. It is relying instead on the thermal paste and a thin copper shield.

There are two battery cells and a lot of circuits board in place. iFixit says that the opening procedure of the sturdier display isn't difficult. Furthermore, the battery gets disconnected very easily and it doesn’t require the motherboard to be fully removed.

Also, the battery in the Surface Go is a lot smaller, at 26.12Wh, than any of its pro-level predecessors. There are many layers of shields, tape, and hidden screws and one has to go through all of these in order to remove the board.

While the sturdier smaller display is easier to remove, the tablet still gets a reparability score of 1 out of 10. iFixit in its final thoughts point out that while “the glass is easier to remove without breaking, it’s still terrifyingly hard.”

You can see the complete teardown from the source link provided below.


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