Cracking Open the Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft Surface 2 teardown

On the outside, the Surface 2 may look like its predecessor, the Surface RT. But Microsoft dramatically changed the tablet's internal design. And in doing so, made it a real pain to crack open and repair.

In this Cracking Open gallery, I walk you through the process of disassembling the Surface 2 and give you a tour of the redesigned internal hardware layout. For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Surface 2 design changes make it more difficult to crack open and repair.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...