While no slate scored a perfect 10, the company found that the Dell XPS 10 was the easiest tablet to repair thanks to its accessible case and color-coded screws. The Surface Pro scored a 1 out of 10 and was said to be difficult to open without shearing the display cables, while the iPad scored a 2 out of 10 for its excessive amounts of adhesives. The Surface RT didn’t fare much better and scored a mere 4 out of 10, compared to Android tablets such as the Nexus 7, which scored a 7 out of 10.
It's important to note that Microsoft offers an affordable $99 two-year warrantee on the Surface Pro, which includes accidental damage. iFixit's score really shouldn't stop anybody from buying this fantastic tablet.