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Dell XPS 10
Dell XPS 10 2013
  • Easy to open. Easy to remove battery.
  • Color-coded screws and labeled cables inside.
  • LCD is fused to the glass.

9

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013 2013
  • Simplistic, modular design.
  • LCD and front glass are not fused.
  • Glass panel is glued to the front plastic frame.

8

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 2012
  • Modular design and easy-to-remove components.
  • Front glass is not fused to the LCD.
  • Heat gun is needed to replace the LCD.

8

Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Fire 2011
  • Device is easy to open. No proprietary fasteners.
  • Simple design with standard Phillips screws.
  • Glass panel is fused to frame.

8

Motorola Xoom
Motorola Xoom 2011
  • No proprietary fasteners.
  • LCD and front glass are not fused.
  • 57 screws lengthen disassembly time."

8

Dell Streak
Dell Streak 2010
  • Device is easy to open.
  • Battery is easy to replace.
  • LCD is fused to the glass.

8

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" 2013
  • Front panel is held in place with clips.
  • Modular design allows replacement of several components.
  • Battery is glued and difficult to remove.

7

Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2012
  • Easy to open. Easy to remove battery.
  • Color-coded screws and labeled cables inside.
  • LCD is fused to the glass.

7

Google Nexus 7
Google Nexus 7 2012
  • Device is easy to open. No proprietary fasteners.
  • Battery is easy to replace.
  • LCD does not separate from front glass.

7

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch 2012
  • Device is easy to open. Only 12 screws.
  • Battery is easy to replace.
  • Front glass, GlowLight LEDs, and digitizer are fused together.

7

Google Nexus 10
Google Nexus 10 2012
  • Easily removable battery. LCD is not fused to glass.
  • The opening procedure is a very difficult process.
  • Several components are attached by both screws and glue.

6

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 2011
  • LCD is not fused to front panel assembly.
  • Excessive adhesive and adhesive strips.
  • Battery replacement requires removing motherboard.

6

Apple iPad 1
Apple iPad 1 2010
  • Front panel is held in place with clips.
  • LCD is not fused to the display glass.
  • Battery is difficult to remove and replace.

6

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 2012
  • With just a few clips, the device is very easy to open.
  • Heat gun is needed for fused LCD and front glass.
  • Battery and cables are adhered to case.

5

Microsoft Surface RT
Microsoft Surface RT 2012
  • Once the device is opened, the battery is easily replaced.
  • Difficult to open device.
  • LCD is fused to the front glass.

4

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7"
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" 2013
  • Several modular components can be replaced inividually.
  • Battery is difficult to remove and replace.
  • LCD is fused to the front glass.

3

Apple iPad Mini Retina Display
Apple iPad Mini Retina Display 2013
  • LCD and glass are not fused together.
  • Excessive adhesive on battery.
  • Hidden screws complicate disassembly.

2

Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Air 2013
  • LCD is easy to replace once the front panel is removed.
  • Excessive adhesive holds everything in place.
  • High chance of cracking the glass during disassembly.

2

Apple iPad Mini
Apple iPad Mini 2012
  • LCD and glass are not fused together.
  • Excessive adhesive makes any repair difficult.
  • Hidden screws complicate disassembly.

2

Apple iPad 4
Apple iPad 4 2012
  • LCD is easy to remove once the front panel is removed.
  • Excessive adhesive holds everything in place.
  • High chance of cracking the glass during disassembly.

2

Apple iPad 3
Apple iPad 3 2012
  • LCD is easy to remove once the front panel is removed.
  • Excessive adhesive holds everything in place.
  • High chance of cracking the glass during disassembly.

2

Apple iPad 2
Apple iPad 2 2011
  • LCD is easy to replace once the front panel is removed.
  • Battery is difficult to remove and replace.
  • High chance of cracking the glass during disassembly.

2

Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 2013
  • Battery is not soldered to the motherboard.
  • Tons of adhesive and screws hold everything in place.
  • Opening the device risks shearing the display cables.

1

Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 2013
  • Battery is not soldered to the motherboard.
  • Tons of adhesive holds everything in place.
  • Opening the device risks shearing the display cables.

1