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Laptop Repairability Scores

You have the right to repair the things you own—but how easily can that be done?

To find out, our engineers tear down the latest laptops and score their repairability from zero (unrepairable) to ten (easiest to repair) so you can pick a product that is easy to repair and lasts as long as possible.

What makes a repairable device?

It should be straightforward to disassemble and replace whatever’s broken, using parts and instructions supplied (or endorsed) by the manufacturer. But that’s just to start—repairability means so much more. For full details, see our repairability scoring explainer.

Repairability is a moving target

We update our scoring rubric frequently to stay current with new technologies, materials, and design trends. This means that devices scored in years past might not fare exactly the same if they were re-scored today, but they can be readily compared with their contemporaries. For a precise list of criteria used to calculate each score, click the scorecard version number linked to each device below. For a downloadable (CSV) list of all scores, click here.

Laptop Scores

Sorted by newest to oldest

Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 5


  • Storage and memory are readily repairable/upgradeable using industry-standard parts.
  • The battery is easily replaced, and the keyboard replacement procedure is best-in-class.
  • Overall high modularity, apart from a handful of soldered ports and a bundled fan/heat sink assembly.

Framework Laptop 16


  • Repairability is strongly prioritized in the design from top to bottom.
  • Virtually all major components are modular and readily replaceable, including the graphics module.
  • Framework typically offers a factory service manual and a robust selection of replacement parts for end users.

Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 3


  • Most repairs are very straightforward and require only basic tools.
  • The keyboard replacement procedure is best-in-class.
  • Partially soldered memory and I/O ports hinder certain repairs.