Repair experts iFixit has given Microsoft's Surface Pro a rating of one on a 10-point scale of repairability, with 10 being the easiest to repair.
It found that there are more than 90 screws in the device, accompanied by a high risk of cutting a crucial wire by merely opening the tablet, which may potentially destroy the device. The display assembly is also considerably difficult to remove and replace, iFixit stressed.
"Unless you perform the opening procedure 100% correctly, chances are you'll shear one of the four cables surrounding the display perimeter," the firm said. Should you manage to get the Surface Pro opened, both the solid-state drive and the battery can be removed.
A Surface Pro benchmark, meanwhile, showcased the device's impressive performance. Its benchmark saw the recently released Windows 8-powered tablet outperforming other tablets and puts it in the same league as high-end ultrabooks.