Microsoft Shares the Surface Laptop SE Teardown. Surface by Microsoft is among the best-looking laptops and 2-in-1s on the market currently. The series has successfully showcased some of the best features of windows in the current era and offered its, consumers, a genuine alternative to Apple’s class-leading industrial designs.
Well, if there is one place where Microsoft has stumbled with the Surface Lineup, it’s with the repairability of these devices. In most situations, customers get to unable to self-service or upgrade their surface machines as they get to with PCs from other vendors; Instead, they are expected to send the device to Microsoft to make repairs.
Microsoft Shares the Surface Laptop SE Teardown
The “right to repair” has managed to gather momentum in past times with consumers and advocacy groups getting tired of the trend towards “planned obsolescence” for a variety of reasons which includes the mounting e-waste problem and the feeling that consumers are being cornered into forced upgrades.
The modular laptop from Framework is likely a great example of a company tapping into this consumer sentiment by building a highly modular laptop design that can be repaired easily and upgraded by its customers. In a lot of ways, Framework is the antithesis of Microsoft’s approach with the surface.
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The Surface Laptop SE is one of the latest products from Microsoft and it happens to take a significantly different approach to its internal design versus previous Surface laptops. Instead of warning stickers and the extensive use of glue, this model is a lot more modular and user repairable than before. It is not like the framework, but it is a very positive first step in keeping with a promise made by the company.
Microsoft uploaded a video that shows their technician walking through the teardown process for the laptop SE.
The Surface Laptop SE is aimed at the education market, and this means that multiple classrooms set of the devices would be required to be deployed across a school. This entails robust IT support that would further extend to staff inevitably needing to make repairs and replace things like batteries that have worn out.
In fact, Microsoft has posted a disclaimer in the video stating “Microsoft recommends that you seek professional assistance for device repairs and that you get to use caution if undertaking do it yourself repairs.” Nevertheless, just as the video highlights, the process of breaking down the componentry in the surface Laptop SE is quite a straightforward process.
The teardown for the surface Laptop SE is not something that could have so easily been accomplished with previous designs. If this is a sign of what is to come from the future of Microsoft’s future surface designs, we are all for it.