SX: Yellow: GPU; Orange: RAM; Red: CPU | Red and orange: RAM

As we reported a few days ago Microsoft has begun shipping the first units of its new all-in-one Surface Studio . Among the first to have purchased a unit of the prestigious computer dedicated to Creators us boys iFixit also, who certainly did not waste any time and immediately ventured nell’immancabile teardown.

Ne some interesting details have emerged. For starters, the hybrid drive : consists of a SSD 64GB M.2 made by SanDisk, Z400s model with SATA-III controller to 6 Gb / s, and a traditional mechanical HDD 2.5-inch 1TB . It is made by Seagate, it has a maximum speed of 5400 RPM. The exact model is Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024; the most curious detail is that SATA-III interface, despite the technical specifications indicate SATA-II. Both components can be replaced independently and with relative ease.

There is also a large amount of hidden chip in display . There is even an ARM Cortex-M7 processor developed by Atmel in addition to the chip to handle the audio, the controller to the USB 3.1 hub, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more.

Overall the Surface Studio earns a medium repairability score five points out of ten. The base is easy to open and without adhesives, and all the components are modular; Furthermore, the display assembly is easy to remove and replace without the need to dismantle either the display or the base. However, key components RAM, CPU and GPU are soldered on the motherboard inside the base, so replacing them is liable to replace the entire board.

SX: Yellow: GPU; Orange: RAM; Red: CPU | Red and orange: RAM

In addition, in case of malfunction of the accessory of the display components, such as buttons, speakers and sensors, it is necessary to dismantle the display, which is held together with the adhesive.

For full details on the teardown with many other images, you can deepen the iFixit website .

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