There’s not much new to the Surface Pro 9 on the outside, as our review points out. Inside, however, there is evidence of a lot of work by Microsoft to make the device more repairable, as shown in an iFixit teardown.
iFixit has consulted with Microsoft’s hardware teams for a while now, providing advice on making devices more repairable. As evidence of this, Microsoft claims in a statement that it will:
- Make repair guides available for the Surface Pro 9’s components by the end of the year
- Work with “a major US retailer” to build out an authorized (in-store) repair network by early 2023
- Offer parts to individuals and repair shops by the first half of 2023
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