Ever wondered which tablet is the easiest to repair? iFixit, a company that specializes in device tear-downs, has come out with a list that gives us an idea of how easy or tough a tablet is to repair. Interestingly, Android devices in general have emerged as the easier to repair, with the first gen Kindle Fire as the easiest. However, the XPS 10 Windows RT tablet tops the list, which means it is the easiest of all tablet devices available right now to repair. The now discontinued Dell Streak 5, which can be termed to be the first phablet (though the termed wasn’t coined then), came in third.
“We want people to make informed decisions, as their vote influences how hardware manufacturers choose to design in the future. Some may care that their tablets are easy to repair and upgrade; others may not. For those that do, we’ve aggregated our repairability scores for the best-selling tablets into one convenient resource,” iFixit revealed in a blog post.
Also, another fact that has come to the fore is that repairability of a device seems to be the last thing that manufacturers have in their minds when designing new devices. As such, the seemingly endless quest to design thinner tablet devices has only made the newer tablets pose a stiffer challenge to the repair guys. No wonder tablet PCs like the Surface RT, iPad Mini or the iPad series are the toughest to repair.
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Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email