The Microsoft Surface Pro has only been available for a few days and the team over at iFixit has already taken the $900 tablet / laptop apart. There were over 90 screws that were removed, which lead iFixit to rate the repairing a 1 (most difficult) out of 10 (easy). Even upgrading the SSD card would cause you problems, as there are a number of cables to deal with.
So, handle your Surface Pro with care! You can take a look at some images of the device completely gutted.
Microsoft released a short overview video on the making of Surface. It is just another tease leading up to the October 26 launch.
After watching Microsoft’s first ad for Surface I can tell you two things. The keyboard makes a loud noise when docking and you must be a dancer to use one. The ad actually looks more like a trailer for the next Step Up movie. All kidding aside Microsoft shows you nothing about the actual features of the product that releases on October 26. I am sure this ad will be short lived and more informational ads will be forthcoming.
Developing news, Microsoft has entered into a licensing agreement with RIM. This can go a number of ways. We are calling our contacts and will let you know as soon as we do.
RIM has licensed exFAT from Microsoft to allow them to store files up to five times larger on their devices memory and SDCards. This will allow easy handling of media files and large presentations when BlackBerry 10 is eventually released. Full press release below.
REDMOND, Wash. Sept. 18, 2012 Microsoft Corp. announced today that Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) have signed a patent licensing agreement that gives RIM broad access to the latest Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) for certain BlackBerry devices of RIM. exFAT is a modern file system from Microsoft that facilitates large files for audiovisual media and enables seamless data portability and an easy interchange between desktop PCs and other electronic devices. Read more