Teardown offers tantalizing look inside the Surface Studio

Surface Studio
Surface Studio (Image credit: Windows Central)

The team over at iFixit is at it again, this time giving us a tantalizing glimpse at the insides of the Surface Studio. Overall, things are much as you'd expect if you've seen the Surface Studio's spec sheet. However, the iFixit team did stumble onto a couple of surprises worth noting.

Surface Studio Teardown

Among the most interesting bits to come out of the teardown is that the Surface Studio packs an ARM processor behind the display. According to The Verge, the ARM chip is there to help power the PixelSense display, but it's definitely an interesting inclusion considering the Surface Studio relies on an Intel chip to power the rest of its functions.

As for iFixit's usual repairability scale, the Surface Studio scores a 5 out of 10. While you can fairly easily replace and upgrade the hybrid drive, Microsoft has soldered the RAM, CPU and GPU to the motherboard.

We're still waiting on a Surface Studio to arrive, and we'll have plenty of coverage when it does. However, we likely won't be tearing it apart to prod around its insides, so its worth checking out iFixit's full teardown for more.

See Surface Studio teardown at iFixit

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