And that's a wrap! The HP Elite x2 1012 G2 is no slouch, but has some pain points that didn't exist in last-year's model. It earns a 9 out of 10 on our repairability scale. Here's why:
All screws are standard T5 Torx, Phillips #1, or Phillips #0.
Manufacturer provided repair documentation takes the guesswork out of repair.
Removing the battery, display, and system board is relatively straightforward and does not require fighting against adhesive
The flash storage is a standard M.2 card and can be easily upgraded or replaced. The RAM is soldered to the motherboard, but this is common for mobile devices.
The device is fairly modular, but consolidation of the I/O board into the system board is a notable step in the wrong direction.
The display and digitizer are fused, simplifying repair but increasing the cost of an LCD or front glass replacement.
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