Microsoft Surface with Windows RT teardown
With its built-in kickstand, keyboard cover, and Windows 8 OS, Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT is definitely a unique tablet. But, that's just on the outside. What about on the inside? In this Cracking Open gallery, I take you inside the Surface for a look at the hardware that runs Microsoft's tablet.
For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Microsoft Surface built solid, but design lacks polish.
Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
Caption by: Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler has nothing to disclose. He doesn't hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.
Thanks for sharing what we should know, as they play with our future computing ways, while we are expecting WISER more CAPABLE machines that can think and sing as well as talk and listen, better then these toys makers = see USCIIIIII CODE solution for merging Human Mind with Universal Electronic Brain
WHY? If you support these devices you do not want users taking them apart. I just see no value in showing people how to take tablets or phones apart.
I gave up after two slides of full-page slow refreshes - who's got time for this?? There's gotta be a better way to do a slider than the way you're doing it nah mean?
This may be used for the 'key clicks' so that you know when a keyboard touchpad is pressed as the keys themselves don't move.
Personally I hate touch screens, and prefer a mouse and keyboard because it is more precise, faster, and keeps the screen much cleaner. Ever try to get peanut butter off a touch screen? The question is what happens if I want to use a surface to remote desktop to my home computer running Win8?
TR is a Resource for IT Professionals and as such every Article/Blog or whatever you want to call it is aimed directly at IT Professionals not members of the General Public. As People who are tasked with supporting this hardware at the very least IT Pros should have some basic idea of what's inside the thing how fragile it is and what's likely to break. So you could either pull this stuff apart yourself and run the risk of breaking it and most likely Peeving off the CEO when you break his new toy or let someone else do it and look at the results. Being one of those who has to pay for what they break The Cracking Open Series I find helpful. Of course not everyone will but then I suspect those who don't find them useful are not professionals to begin with and are just playing here. ;) Col
You should have clicked on the link for the Video and watched that. http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/cracking-open/microsoft-surface-built-solid-but-design-lacks-polish/893?tag=content;siu-container The Blue Writing on the first slide is a Hyperlink to the other entry. ;) Col
I for one am glad you continue this series of slides/videos, always updating your readers with new (and sometimes not-so-new) âequipment crackdownâ. I have learned a lot from this series and always look forward to expand my knowledge via your website. Please, accept my hearth felt thank you for your work.