Surface Studio Teardown Report

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In case you haven’t yet found it on your own, the IFIXIT team have opened up a Surface Studio to show what lies inside the base and behind the screen.

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Microsoft+Surface+Studio+Teardown/74448

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    jr.flynn Alpha Member #424 - 2 days ago

    If they were so intent on including such a crappy drive they could have at least made it a user replaceable component. I understand that nearly everything else introduces significant complexity when you make them modular but a small access panel for mSATA or even better a removable 2.5" drive is totally feasible.

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    lezmaka Alpha Member #1837 - 3 days ago

    I'm not in the target market anyway, but the more I learn about it the less I like it.  All I would be paying for is the screen and the hinge.  I don't see anything in the rest of the actual computer that would contribute to the price.

     

    The hard drive just seems sad.  It's a 5+ year old part with only 8MB of cache.  There are reviews for that hard drive model/part number going back to 2011. 

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    nightmare99 Alpha Member #1133 - 3 days ago

    Ok who is going to fit a 2TB SSD to theirs?