Video Overview

Introduction

This is the Microsoft Surface Book 2, and just like every Surface device we’ve done a teardown on this year it scored horribly on our repairability scale. How bad did it do? We gave it a 1 out of 10, which to be honest is at least a little better than the Surface laptop which got a zero but still. So today I’ll be essentially walking you through how to design a device that’s terrible for repair.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Microsoft Surface Book 2, use our service manual.

    Final Thoughts
    • After the difficult opening procedure, the SSD can be replaced.
    • The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is difficult to remove and replace.
    • The processor and RAM are soldered to the motherboard.
    • Strong adhesive holds many components in place, including the display, base cover, and both batteries.
    • Many components are on the backs of their respective boards, requiring motherboard removal to replace simple components.
    Repairability Score
    1
    Repairability 1 out of 10
    (10 is easiest to repair)

16 Comments

Any chance we will see a 15 inch teardown?

Samuel Young - Reply

I agree with Mr. Young. The 15 inch model houses the new Core i7 8650U, a quad-core processor, as well as a discrete graphics card, the GTX 1060. Any chance that you might be taking a look into that?

Ethan Zuo -

Will there be a written version?

Liam Powell - Reply

Can you swap the ram? (with effort)

Maxi “Maxam” W - Reply

As stated in the video, no, the ssd is removable but the, ram, cpu, gpu etc are soldered onto the board

Pierce Sonnenberg -

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