Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 7 Most Repairable Ever

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 7 have received high praise from iFixit for their repairability. In a detailed teardown video, iFixit’s Shahram Mokhtari demonstrated how easy it is to disassemble and repair both devices, awarding them a repairability rating of 8 out of 10.

Microsoft has introduced “Wayfinder Markings” inside the devices, which include labels and QR codes that guide users on the type and number of screws needed for repairs. These QR codes also link directly to the official service guides, which Microsoft has already published. Common repairs, such as battery and SSD replacements, are straightforward.

For the Surface Laptop 7, the battery can be removed by only taking off the bottom feet and back cover, a significant improvement from previous models that required disassembling multiple components. However, the memory remains soldered to the motherboard, making it non-user-replaceable.

The Surface Pro 10 is similarly user-friendly, with an easily replaceable SSD and slightly more involved but manageable battery replacement due to screen adhesive. iFixit praised Microsoft for its efforts to enhance serviceability and modularity, reflecting a shift towards supporting consumers’ right to repair.