Microsoft Floor Duo teardown: an engineering marvel that’s a chore to restore

Picture: iFixit

I don’t suppose anybody anticipated an impressively skinny gadget with two shows to be extra repairable than single-screen smartphones, and iFixit’s teardown of Microsoft’s new Floor Duo confirms that is the case. The takeaway is that whereas the shows and rear glass could be swapped with out too a lot stress, changing the rest will probably be a tedious, dangerous course of.

As a part of the teardown course of, iFixit received this very cool X-ray shot of the Floor Duo. The innards of the left half look shut sufficient to an iPad or any fashionable pill, however iFixit says the best facet “appears like nothing we keep in mind seeing earlier than — it’s nearly a stable wall of circuit board, with a bit window within the center for the second battery.” There’s that engineering…

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