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HTC One M8 gets thumbs-down for repairability

The new model HTC One is the “second-least-repairable smartphone we’ve laid our hands on,” say the folks at iFixIt. The least repairable phone? The original HTC One.

By Mar. 26, 2014


Steam Machine scores near-perfect marks for repairability

The device teardown reveals from iFixit reveals that its parts are worth about $1,300. However, the device is still in beta, so that will likely change.

By Dec. 19, 2013


iPad Air launch greeted with low repairability score

The tablet received a score of 2 out of 10 from iFixit, putting it just head of Microsoft's Surface 2, which received a 1 out of 10.

By Nov. 1, 2013


Microsoft Surface 2 dinged for low repairability by iFixit

The Surface 2 received a 1 out of 10 rating for repairability, due mainly to the possibility of damaging the device while trying to open it.

By Oct. 23, 2013


Motorola, Samsung top smartphone repairability ranking

Apple's original iPhone, meanwhile, stands towards the bottom of the list that ranks how easy it is to crack open and repair devices.

By Sep. 26, 2013


BlackBerry Z10 rates high on repairability, iFixit says

The firm praises the BlackBerry Z10 for its replaceable battery and the ability to easily remove the camera and motherboard.

By Mar. 25, 2013


Surface Pro knocked for low repairability by iFixit

The firm gives the Surface Pro a one out of 10 rating, noting that there is a high risk of destroying the tablet just by opening it.

By Feb. 13, 2013


Latest iPod Touch rates poorly on repairability, iFixit says

Apple's fifth-generation, 16GB iPod Touch: a sleek design but the same, poor repair prospects.

By Jun. 3, 2013


Google Glass Explorer Edition teardown reveals hits and misses on repairability

Bill Detwiler cracks open a Google Glass Explorer Edition beta unit and discovers that the wearable computer's sturdy construction makes some repairs impractical.

By May. 14, 2013


Galaxy S4 wins high marks for repairability from iFixit

The DIY tech repair site notes that Samsung "didn't reinvent the wheel" with the Galaxy S4, but in this case, it's a good thing.

By Apr. 26, 2013