Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown
1 Archived Guide
These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Repairability Score ¶
Track down a number of hardware problems using the Microsoft Surface Pro Troubleshooting guide.
Identification and Background ¶
The Microsoft Surface is a tablet computer announced by Microsoft on June 18, 2012, and its Pro version was released February 9, 2013. The Surface shared its launch date with Windows 8, and serves as a hardware tie-in for promoting the new OS. The Surface Pro also features an Intel i5 core processor.
The Microsoft Surface line features a molded magnesium case called VaporMg, which is a combination molding technique and particle deposition process to create the desired finish on the exterior, as well as a built-in kickstand for pop up viewing.
The Surface is advertised with an optional magnetically attached keyboard, making it resemble a very thin netbook. The Surface has 5-point detection, while the Surface Pro has 10-point touch detection, with a digital pen and Wacom digitizing technology.
Technical Specs ¶
Release date: February 9, 2012
Color display: 10.6" ClearType HD Display,
1920x1080 pixels, 16:9 (widescreen), 10-point multi-touch
Processor: Intel core i5 1.7GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4000
RAM: 4GB RAM
Storage: 64GB, 128GB
Wireless:Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Battery: 42 W-h
Weight: 2 pounds (907 g)
Dimensions: 10.81in x 6.81in x 0.53in
Ports: Full-size USB 3.0, microSDXC card slot, headset jack, MiniDisplay port, cover port
Sensors:ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass