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Microsoft's Surface Pro X earns a 6 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):

The user-removable SSD makes for easy upgrades and data security that doesn't require device destruction.

To the extent that screws are used, they are all standard Torx fasteners.

Many components are modular and can be replaced independently.

(Almost) all repairs require display removal, with an improved procedure that needs no heat, but necessitates careful prying.

The battery is firmly glued in place, with its connector pinned under the motherboard—requiring near-total disassembly for service.

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