Microsoft Surface Duo teardown: an engineering marvel that’s a chore to repair

Image: iFixit

I don’t think anyone expected an impressively thin gadget with two displays to be more repairable than single-screen smartphones, and iFixits teardown of Microsoft’s new Surface Duo confirms this is the case. The takeaway is that while the displays and rear glass can be swapped without too much stress, replacing anything else will be a tedious, risky process.

As part of the teardown process, iFixit got this very cool X-ray shot of the Surface Duo. The innards of the left half look close enough to an iPad or any modern tablet, but iFixit says the right side “looks like nothing we remember seeing before — it’s almost a solid wall of circuit board, with a little window in the middle for the second battery.” There’s that engineering…

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