MacBook’s have long been the go-to device for design, reliability, and usability but is there a new kid on the block?
Having repaired both devices and been witness to Apple’s ever-tightening grip on device repairability it’s getting harder and harder for me to recommend Apple devices to customers.
The Surface Laptop 3 in particular is an interesting device since all previous Microsoft Surface devices have been borderline unrepairable. Very strong adhesive, fragile screens, and constant manufacturing issues have been the bane of Microsoft Surface repairs since they were released.
This isn’t the case with the Surface Laptop 3. 4 screws on the bottom of the device and the entire keyboard lifts out only now being held by strong magnets. Once inside you can see an easily replaceable SSD, battery, screen, and charging port. All the repairs on the Surface Laptop 3 are really easy and quick, unlike some MacBook repairs which require a full teardown and reassembly.
See how easy the Surface Laptop Repair is here.
Apple recently released its ground-breaking M1 chip which is smashing leader boards in terms of performance. Apple competitors have now invested a significant amount of money into researching in-house SOC (software on a chip) hardware. The same is true for Microsoft which makes the idea of switching to Windows a little more appealing. Are we seeing a new arms race between the top computer manufacturers? What will the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 be packing?