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Today, Microsoft adds a new surface to their tablet line. No, not a third dimension—leave those 3D glasses at the theater. Instead, let your friends at iFixit break out the X-ray specs and show you what's inside the new Surface Pro 2.

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Este teardown (desmontagem analítica) não é um guia de reparo. Para reparar seu/sua Microsoft Surface Pro 2, use o nosso manual de serviço.

  1. What's beneath the surface of Microsoft's latest tablet? A fair number of puns, but also some familiar, and improved, hardware: 10.6 inch ClearType Full HD Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080
    • What's beneath the surface of Microsoft's latest tablet? A fair number of puns, but also some familiar, and improved, hardware:

    • 10.6 inch ClearType Full HD Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080

    • 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor

    • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) + Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology

    • 64/128 GB or 256/512 GB storage capacity

    • 4 GB RAM (models with 64/128 GB storage) or 8 GB RAM (models with 256/512 GB storage)

    • Two 720p HD cameras, front and rear-facing

    • Full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and microSDXC card reader

  2. The Surface Pro 2 sports a 2-stage kickstand, with options for a 24 or 40-degree viewing angle. Oh, how kickstands have progressed since we were kids … The kickstand is secured with two screws. Happily, our new Pro Tech Screwdriver Set includes the perfect T5 Torx driver to reach in and get this teardown started.
    • The Surface Pro 2 sports a 2-stage kickstand, with options for a 24 or 40-degree viewing angle.

    • Oh, how kickstands have progressed since we were kids

    • The kickstand is secured with two screws. Happily, our new Pro Tech Screwdriver Set includes the perfect T5 Torx driver to reach in and get this teardown started.

    • The kickstand comes off with little fuss, but if the previous model is any indication, repairability issues will soon begin to … show themselves.

    • As pacifists, we prefer our trusty iOpener. But when pushed, we're not afraid to push back with the big (heat) guns.

    • Time to poke a plethora of picks under the now-molten adhesive. The use of oodles of dainty picks over brute force ensures our ribbon cables' protection.

    • Let the record show that you can fit at least 21 iFixit Opening Picks under the display of the Surface Pro 2.

    • We slowly but surely free the Surface Pro 2's display, trapped like a baby diplodocus in a treacherous tar pit of black adhesive.

  3. We flick aside four ribbon cables, and with that, this tablet's internals are revealed to the world. At first glance things look eerily similar to last time, although the motherboard is a pretty new shade of ...blue? Green? Before we can poke or prod any components, we'll first have to extract the dozens of screws holding this sucker together.
    • We flick aside four ribbon cables, and with that, this tablet's internals are revealed to the world.

    • At first glance things look eerily similar to last time, although the motherboard is a pretty new shade of ...blue? Green?

    • Before we can poke or prod any components, we'll first have to extract the dozens of screws holding this sucker together.

    • And whaddya know—it's the same 52 screws (of 3 different sizes) seen in the previous generation, holding in a plastic bezel and two metal brackets.

    • As much as we love screws, 52 seems like overkill, and we've only just scratched the...exterior of this device.

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  5. Finally, the motherboard is free and we can get at the fun stuff. Changes to the cooling methods from the original Surface Pro are strictly software-based: the fans remain the same, but run less frequently to minimize power usage. If you fancy a little copper with your tablet, the Surface Pro 2 has it: a notebook-worthy heat sink rounds out the cooling.
    • Finally, the motherboard is free and we can get at the fun stuff.

    • Changes to the cooling methods from the original Surface Pro are strictly software-based: the fans remain the same, but run less frequently to minimize power usage.

    • If you fancy a little copper with your tablet, the Surface Pro 2 has it: a notebook-worthy heat sink rounds out the cooling.

  6. We've got storage! This time around, Microsoft shifts from a Micron/Marvell combination to one single IC manufacturer, SK Hynix. SK Hynix HFS128G3AMNB 128 GB mSATA 6.0 Gbps SSD, using: SK Hynix H27QEGDVEBLR 32 GB NAND Flash (four ICs for 128 GB total)
    • We've got storage! This time around, Microsoft shifts from a Micron/Marvell combination to one single IC manufacturer, SK Hynix.

    • SK Hynix HFS128G3AMNB 128 GB mSATA 6.0 Gbps SSD, using:

    • SK Hynix H27QEGDVEBLR 32 GB NAND Flash (four ICs for 128 GB total)

    • SK Hynix H5PS2G63JMR 32 MB DDR2 SDRAM

    • Link A Media LM87800AA SSD Controller

  7. The ICs on the front side of the motherboard may look like little black squares on the (ahem) outside, but underneath they house some high-tech brainpower:
    • The ICs on the front side of the motherboard may look like little black squares on the (ahem) outside, but underneath they house some high-tech brainpower:

    • SK Hynix H9CCNNN8JTML 8 Gb (1 GB) LPDDR3 RAM (total of 4 * 1 GB = 4 GB)

    • Atmel MXT154E Touchscreen Controllers

    • Atmel UC256L3U 256KB Flash, 32-bit AVR Microcontroller

    • Winbond 25X40CL1G 4M-bit Serial Flash

    • Parade PS6625

    • Realtek ALC3230 Audio Codec

    • Atmel U1320J

  8. Yet more ICs adorn this side of the motherboard:
    • Yet more ICs adorn this side of the motherboard:

    • Realtek RTS5304

    • MXIC MX25L4006EZNI 4Mbit SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) Flash

    • Novatek NT96132QG

    • Texas Instruments TPS5162 (ACTIVE) 2-Phase DCAP+ Step-Down Controller

    • ITE IT8528VG

    • Texas Instruments TPS51367 Integrated FET Converter with Ultra-Low Quiescent

  9. The ICy party continues on the back side of the motherboard:
    • The ICy party continues on the back side of the motherboard:

    • Intel Core i5-4200U Processor

    • Novatek NT96132QG

    • Marvell Avastar 88W8797 Integrated 2x2 WLAN/Bluetooth/FM Single-Chip SoC

    • Winbond 25Q128FVSQ Serial Flash presumably the next generation of the previous 25Q64FV

    • Texas Instruments TPS51367 Integrated FET Converter with Ultra-Low Quiescent

    • Winbond 25X05CL Serial Flash

  10. Microsoft still adheres the battery to the rear case and still warns users not to remove it. Pretty ironic, considering they clearly know their way around a user-friendly means of securing a battery—screws. If you're looking for the secret of the Surface Pro 2's juiced-up battery life, look elsewhere: this is the exact same "Escalade" 42 Wh battery we saw earlier this year.
    • Microsoft still adheres the battery to the rear case and still warns users not to remove it.

    • Pretty ironic, considering they clearly know their way around a user-friendly means of securing a battery—screws.

    • If you're looking for the secret of the Surface Pro 2's juiced-up battery life, look elsewhere: this is the exact same "Escalade" 42 Wh battery we saw earlier this year.

    • Instead, look to better power management and the Haswell i5 chip, which ensures that the tablet drinks in moderation.

    • The two battery cells are wrangled by a Texas Instruments BQ30Z55 cowpoke battery pack manager.

  11. Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair) The battery is not soldered to the motherboard—so it can be replaced without soldering, if not without great difficulty. The SSD can be replaced, but not without first risking damage to the tablet simply by opening it.
    • Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

    • The battery is not soldered to the motherboard—so it can be replaced without soldering, if not without great difficulty.

    • The SSD can be replaced, but not without first risking damage to the tablet simply by opening it.

    • There are over 90 screws inside this device. Mechanical fasteners are great, but frankly, we draw the line at 89.

    • The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is extremely difficult to remove and replace.

    • Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery.

    • The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one slip-up, and you'll likely shear one of the four ribbon cables in the edge of the display.

Who manufacturedthe antennas?

Geoff Schulteis - Responder

Thanks. I 'll stick with a touch screen ultrabook or a PC. Both of which offer better performance and higher levels of functionality along with the ease of repair. People are being sold a bill of goods with these tablets.

Will Smith - Responder

Is the display the same as the Surface 1?

Richard Lin - Responder

as far as I can tell the screen/digitizers look identical. It would be nice if the surface 2 pictures were high enoughresolution to confirm this- but they are not. Since nobody is willing to pull these apart based on the glue/ and very expensive replacement part ($300.00!!!) we will have to wait and see.

Greg Beeblebrox -

Can you post the weight of the components. It would be very interesting to compare the weight of components of this 2lb machine vs 1lb ipad air

Vishal Shah - Responder

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