The Windows 10 gadget has been described ‘hellish’, with anyone hoping to repair it themselves bound to “inflict a lot of damage”.
Repair specialists iFixit gave the Surface Laptop a repairability score of ZERO, describing it as “not meant to be opened or repaired”.
Speaking about how easy it is to repair the Surface Laptop, iFixit said: “There is nothing about it that is upgradable or long-lasting.
“It literally can’t be opened without destroying it.”
They also branded the Windows 10 gadget “Russian nesting doll from hell”.
The California-based repair experts gave a detailed breakdown of how difficult the Surface Laptop is to fix.
They said the Microsoft gadget is literally welded together using “plastic soldering” that is rarely seen in consumer electronics.
On the outside there are no screws whatsoever – not even proprietary ones.
Anyone hoping to open up the Surface Laptop will have to pry it open with a knife or dedicated pick to get past the the plastic wielding.
The Surface Laptop was described by iFixit as a “glue-filled monstrosity” and said it has NONE of the user-upgradeable parts you’d find in a PC.
The repair specialists said: “It literally can’t be opened without destroying it.”
Speaking to Motherboard, they added: “If we could give it a -1 out of 10, we would.
“It’s a Russian nesting doll from hell with everything hidden under adhesive and plastic spot welds. It is physically impossible to nondestructively open this device.”
The Surface Laptop costs between £979 and £2,149. It launched last week alongside the Surface Pro and Surface Studio.
The Surface Laptop is a lightweight notebook that is designed to compete with the MacBook Air.
According to Microsoft, “this Surface perfectly blends fabric and function, power and portability, beauty and performance.
“It does all of this without compromising on the things we know are important to higher education students: battery life, display quality, storage, and portability.”
The Surface Laptop…