Surface Laptop Studio Review Ended in DISASTER 

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The Surface Laptop Studio is a new premium windows machine from Microsoft. Too bad they didn't make it easier to open...
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0:00 Intro
0:59 Display and design
2:11 Trackpad, keyboard, and I/O
4:55 Performance
7:32 Pencil shavings
8:59 Aesthetics and convertibility
10:38 Speakers and webcam, wherein Linus makes a bad joke
12:16 Pricing tiers
12:45 The Teardown Experience...
14:44 Internals
17:10 Conclusion

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@Serachja 2 yıl önce
You Sacrificed one surface laptop for the rest of the world to know where the hidden screw is. Thank you Linus!
@ToTheGAMES 2 yıl önce
@@techdictator9116 Good one? What is a "good one" about that? It's not a joke.
@why_tho_ 2 yıl önce
@@ToTheGAMES Ikr wtf
@ThesexyMrX 2 yıl önce
@x-iso 2 yıl önce
pretty sure if he was just patient enough they would figure out how to get to that screw. although it is unacceptable that manufacturers hide places you need to reach for disassembly, it's also done for aesthetics of the chassis, and that's also catering to casual users who care about the 'clean look'.
@ThesexyMrX 2 yıl önce
I would've run my fingernail along the underside till I felt a dip. Its worked in the past.
@danieljensen2626 2 yıl önce
Manufacturers be like: "With today's compact high performance electronics it's impossible to make them without hiding screws under stickers to prevent them from being user serviceable."
@ixcutamp8059 2 yıl önce
@goosebyte 2 yıl önce
"Our proprietary sticker technology allows for the thinnest possible laptop. " Wouldn't it be thinner WITHOUT the anti-repair sticker?
@peternielsen9877 2 yıl önce
@@goosebyte it's not even thin either
@legiovictorum 2 yıl önce
Fair phone : *what?*
@DGao-zz5vq 2 yıl önce
Hiding screws under stickers doesn't prevent it from being user serviceable. However it does prevent consumers from retain the same levels of fit and finish after servicing. I visited the local Best Buy and took a look at the SLS unit on display there. The "stair tread" is one continuous piece around the unit, with no apparent seam around the pen charging area. If that doesn't give away the fact that it's plastic I don't know what does. The tread cover piece has a different feel to the touch than rest of the chassis as well. To be fair to Linus, he was going in blind, and the Microsoft rep he was in contact with fed him bad information. Had he investigated further he could've figured it out, but production schedule and all that. I don't think there's anything awfully wrong with the path of entry into the SLS. The modularity deserves some criticism, but it's not materially different than the Flow X13 I'm using right now (only the NGFF SSD is replaceable). The battery is glued, which again deserves some criticism, but at least this time it's glued to the back lid and not the keyboard deck. In this case, Microsoft's big mistake is not publishing the service manual. Had they done that, I would call SLS' serviceability below average but acceptable.
@pseudonymity0000 2 yıl önce
The two hidden screws on the sides of the laptop are just evil. Do you expect screws under the rubber feat, yes? Do you expect there to be a screw under an obvious sticker? yes. Do you expect there to be a veneer style sticker the same colour as the device, along the entire side, just to hide a screw? No. Never. Its sole function is blatantly just to hide two screws in a way nobody would expect. Also, having the battery's glued to the bottom plate seems to ensure there is another point of failure if you open it up... it would have made zero difference if it was attached to the frame instead.
@fjjwfp7819 Yıl önce
The sticker isn't to hide the screws, it's for the pen wireless charging which can't be done through metal. So... Hiding the screws is just a convenience.
@fjjwfp7819 Yıl önce
Also having the battery on the bottom plate makes replacing so much easier as you can work on it without fear of damaging the rest of the device.
@hireplicity Yıl önce
Wait until you hear that Dell hides screws under the keyboard. I have a Dell Inpiron 3000 and disassembling it was a pain the butt. I wouldn't know that you'd also need to remove the keyboard and unscrew some couple screws in there for the back cover to come off. 🥴
@MonsterPumpkin Yıl önce
@@hireplicity I have seen laptops with the keyboard fucking riveted and had to break it off
@bluwasabi7635 Yıl önce
Now that the screw locations are known, why not remove the sticker hiding the 2 side screws and remove the screws so that furure servicing would be more straightforward?
@ManWithBeard1990 2 yıl önce
Hidden screws aside, having the battery on the base is pretty neat. If it had some sort of connector that immediately disconnects the battery so you can work on the laptop safely... That'd just be perfect. May be an idea for Framework laptops to implement in the future.
@haloboy777 2 yıl önce
Linus please include repairability score in the review. That'll make an impact. And there's nothing wrong in that, if you include it.
@Praxss 2 yıl önce
0/10 to apple 😂
@Outfrost 2 yıl önce
I mean the evidence here speaks for itself 😂
@snakemaster2 2 yıl önce
Yeah! Tech manufacturers like Microsoft that do stuff like this deserve to be called out for their BS every single new release!
@SkypierrSkeler Yıl önce
@@Praxss How? You can easily open and replace a battery in a MacBook. That in itself by modern standards is above average. You can’t give apple 0/10 when you’ve just witnessed the shambles that Microsoft produced in this very video 😂
@RandyLutcavich Yıl önce
Would a repairability score really be better than seeing Linus tear the back off the damn thing?
@zebbleganubi723 2 yıl önce
the recycled mouse thing seems almost pointless when you take into consideration how unrepairable their devices are. maybe they get 1 point for the surface pro 8 having an upgradeable ssd, but mostly they are nudging people to upgrade to new devices every few years, which means you are selling off your old device and eventually someone will have no more use for it and it will be dumped or if youre lucky then maybe recycled. theres too much focus on recycling anyway. they should be working on ways to help you keep the same device for years on end while swapping out parts. recycling bits of ocean plastic? bitch please
@nogoat 2 yıl önce
"My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined." Mine too, Linus. You broke it without dropping it.
@LightningSquad 2 yıl önce
I uploaded my Face Reveal....
@Snawa_ 2 yıl önce
39 likes in 3 minutes... how 3 hours now.... HOW TF IS IT 3197
@patton3338 2 yıl önce
The whole damn video he's just one handing it and tossing it around in his arms and such, I cant believe it wasnt a drop.
@tractorman7733 2 yıl önce
@tractorman7733 2 yıl önce
@@LightningSquad I felt that
Damn. Louis was right when he said that Microsoft Surface was the worst piece of garbage to take apart and that you won't be able to disassemble it without totaling your device, hence he wouldn't repair Surface laptops. Only Microsoft things.
@LordZordid 2 yıl önce
@MEDIA THING Our company have hundreds of Surface Pro 4's. And a common thing for those are that the battery expands and bends the screen. We had many many returned to Microsoft where we would pay almost full price for refurbished models that last no more than a year.
you can punch through the fascia and remove the screws. Or pry it off, afaik Microsoft has't uploaded the surface laptop studio service manual online. The fact that they didn't say that sucks. Also HP does this too. They have a small sticker that you have to punch through to get the small screw (and HP does sell a replacement). That being said, not being able to know that SUCKS. And them operating under the assumption that its only those 4 screws sucks even more.
@samuellourenco1050 2 yıl önce
@@LordZordid I can relate to that. The screen got destroyed in a case I've seen. Not cracked, but not functioning either.
@michaelwright2986 2 yıl önce
@@LordZordid The firm that told me the bad news about replacing the battery on a Surface Pro 3 said they only had about a 50% success rate with opening them up without cracking the screen, except that if the battery had swollen, the success rate went up to 70%. So maybe the swollen battery isn't a bug, but a feature: self-disassembly when it's time for service.
@mikehathaway2842 2 yıl önce
I do IT for a school district, if framework was capable of taking PO's and delivering in a decent amount of time, I think I would take the added cost hit to use machines designed to be repaired.
@Skvalpenotta 2 yıl önce
I love how M$ is literally making e-waste with recycled ocean plastic just to spread awareness about the massive plastic waste in our oceans
@Arwokid 2 yıl önce
and it doesnt even bother to give you 2 side buttons... is this 2005 lol
@vrucewayne 2 yıl önce
and doesn't make their laptops user serviceable which im sure contributes further to ewaste
@LastWordSword 2 yıl önce
It's like recycling, but done counter-clockwise. We'll be able to recycle, reuse, but never actually reduce that oceanic plastic waste OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
@HazewinDog 2 yıl önce
? it's not actually included with the purchase lol
@tsparker 2 yıl önce
@@Arwokid Who even uses those side buttons? Never seen anyone use them in my entire life.
@joshuaparsons4912 2 yıl önce
Honestly the only thing keeping me from upgrading to a framework laptop is the formfactor options. I need a stylus for my laptop and if framework could do an ok implementation of a convertable with a stylus then I'd be on their site to upgrade instantly.
@FerralVideo 2 yıl önce
The irony that this device is actually "relatively repairable" by Surface standards. My Surface 3 is basically e-waste when its RAM, battery, and SSD aren't enough anymore. Both are soldered on, and getting into this thing is a NIGHTMARE.
@BillyLian 2 yıl önce
exactly, my sp3 works relatively well till it isn't. now it just sits under my tv as an entertainment set. barely able to do anything other than light browsing and movies. battery is worse too
@michaelwright2986 2 yıl önce
Yeah, I got a used Surface Pro 3, because it seemed so cool. And yes, Microsoft outdid Apple three ways: 1. It's better than an iPad; 2. It's more expensive than an iPad; 3. It's harder to repair than an iPad.
@mikairu2944 2 yıl önce
@@michaelwright2986 Was thinking about getting an used surface pro 5, and this makes me drop the idea like a hot potato
@Acorn_Anomaly 2 yıl önce
Got really annoyed that I took the time to learn how to switch the screen on my Surface Pro 4(which got the hardware failure that happens to pretty much all Surface Pro 4 screens), only for the battery to die two months later...
@acidity2347 2 yıl önce
Please continue doing teardown in the reviews, it is priceless info to know if you can upgrade it or not
@VideoWatcher8888 2 yıl önce
Also the fact that they didn't even have an SD card slot LMAO even apple has them.
@acidity2347 2 yıl önce
@@VideoWatcher8888 if Apple has them and you don't, that's just sad
@gamebuster800 2 yıl önce
every time i try to pull something apart and get frustrated by hidden screws, i'll just think of this video and i'll feel better that i'm not alone. Thank you Linus
@kartiiik 2 yıl önce
i had an old lenovo laptop that I almost broke back in the day because for some inexplicable reason there was a screw under the keyboard (???) that you had to pop out and unscrew first before you could remove the back plastic panel. makes NO sense and i would have broken it for sure if not for youtube tutorials
@Henry_Jr_Watsson 2 yıl önce
@@kartiiik That's very common among older laptops! Usually used to hold the optical drive and/or hdd-bay.
@Technopath47 2 yıl önce
Hardware Enthusiast and MSP Tech here, can confirm it's a pain working on certain laptops because of hidden screws, needing to remove the keyboard, plastic clips that break even if using proper tools, hidden ribbon cables, soldered components, you name it. Point is, it's my literal job and my specialization to take these things apart and even I get frustrated with these sorts of things. I really hope companies like Framework give the industry a proper kick in the pants. HP and Lenovo... I'm looking at you, get your act together!
@ironeleven 2 yıl önce
God that's a mood. I sell old laptops for a living and sometimes I just get sick of a convoluted disassembly process and decide the hit to value is worth not taking an eternity to get the hard drive out and go full caveman.
@ccelik97 2 yıl önce
@@Henry_Jr_Watsson Yeah my old dell inspiron had some screws that I had to first pop out the keyboard to access them to too but that meant a way easy to replace keyboard lol (harder than "replacing" a dedicated usb keyboard but still easy with some cheap plastic tools).
@bardknight 2 yıl önce
My heart aches watching Linus destroy a $2,000 laptop lol. And as someone that does repairs, it aches seeing how hard it is to open.
@GUY-on-Earth Yıl önce
I really hope we see a SD card slot on the Surface Studio 2, and hopefully with a bigger screen. I don’t care much for the gpu, but it would be nice to have an option for Raptor Lake on the next one instead of Alder Lake.
With webcam testing, you guys could place one on top of the other (if they differ in height), than you would get all shots form practically the same place and and they wouldn’t be at an angle, therefore, the quality could be compared more easily and clearly
@Squidy666 2 yıl önce
Apple: "We don't want people to be able to upgrade our stuff" Microsoft: "Hold my beer"
@LimitedWard 2 yıl önce
At the very least, Microsoft won't brick your device if you don't use official hardware. Apple devices have hardware-level DRM which will prevent your OS from booting if you swap out a part for a 3rd party equivalent.
@fjjwfp7819 2 yıl önce
Ehh right. Try upgrading the ssd on a macbook. You can do it on here. Not to mention the surface pro x Pro 8 and pro 7+ has user upgradable ssd from one push of a button.
@theobserver4214 2 yıl önce
@@LimitedWard Third party hardware is worse to begin with, so it ensures the end user doesn’t get scammed
@@theobserver4214 What? Third party hardware can be amazing, especially four years into the future, when capacity and speeds improve. Hardware is always moving forwards, so it's very short-term thinking to just picture official hardware as best, and to think you will never want to upgrade a device, or that nobody else will be using your computer. That kind of thinking would just fill up E-waste irresponsibly, as well as keep older, used devices, in a much less usable condition for people who can't afford the newest things.
@theobserver4214 2 yıl önce
@@weeveferrelaine6973 Yeah, but not for phone screens or cameras. The majority of third repair parts are going to be used to cheap out, not make your device better.
@williamsherwood5117 3 aylar önce
i've gotta say, I dont really care if you can upgrade a laptop too much. Usually a top of the line laptop can last 3-5 years and still run reasonably well. Personally, I look forward to an upgrade after using the same machine for so long so the only things I worry about are build quality, specs and the display. If it's top of the line at the time, by the time you would be upgrading internal components it would really seem outdated. For desktops it's a completely different story, keep the pc youve got for as long as possible, it's all about how it runs pretty much.
@patton3338 2 yıl önce
Microsoft: *Starts a campaign to revamp its right to repair policies, thanks to investor demands.* Surface Team: *Sweats Profusely*
@kaneki1056 2 yıl önce
tbf to them they said 2022 for the repairability and this product was designed way before the announcement of the right to repair support thing. and also this laptop is supposed to look minimalist and most of the people who are into devices like these shop in that price range too. but they still shouldn't have made it in such a way that it'd break after taking it apart. it could've been the new test laptop for sound quality over on shortcircuit
@clnetrooper 2 yıl önce
@@kaneki1056 Thing is, the fact that you can't open it without looking for hidden screws means you can't even open it to clean it. That's a huge factor for durability of a laptop.
@kaneki1056 2 yıl önce
@@clnetrooper fair enough, but then again the people who are into this segment of products probably don't bother to do any kind of cleaning work on it themselves unless they're a tech nerd like some of us. the buyers for it probably get it serviced or some shit if it slows down and won't be worried about having to pay to get it checked or something. although i do think that they could've hidden the screws in such a way that it's easy to access and remove them without fucking other stuff up. they're a huge company and i'm sure they could've figured it out
@Leonard.L.Church 2 yıl önce
The heck are these replies?
@@Leonard.L.Church I've reported them :P
@MrMopbucket 2 yıl önce
I'm surprised Linus didn't talk about the battery life being actually far less than is reported. The biggest negative about the new Studio is the much smaller battery compared to the outgoing Surface Book 3. About the pen: you don't want a metal pen that "snaps" to the chassis. That would be scratch city. A cheaper pen would be nice though.
@daniel57327 2 yıl önce
If it is in that particular position i think metal on metal would be fine, you could also put a thin layer of plastic or a sot of sticker to mitigate the scratch issue
@shubhamthakur8530 2 yıl önce
Isn't the pen plastic ?
At this price you can literally get a monster rtx 3080 laptop this is a huge ripoff it would be one thing if it was the old 1600$ price but 2100$ you’d have to be stupid to pay for that unless you absolutely need a 2 in 1
@ExSchiffir Yıl önce
@@mathewkanapilly796 bro, at that pricepoint , ipad pro with their magic keyboard shit looks like a champ.
@@ExSchiffir i definitely agree and you can get an ipad through financing at your carrier like a phone so its way nicer, i was just trying to show that you can get way more for your money at 2100$
@NonyaDamnbusiness 2 yıl önce
Years ago a client upgraded his Surface Pro tablet to a newer model and gave us the old one to dispose of. Since this person was a C-level in a financial company, we had to take it apart to remove the drive and physically destroy it aka "disposing of data to military standards". Never again. Ever. That thing was about a million screws and everything was GLUED or soldered together. It was horrible. Bent the crap out of everything and basically destroyed it. The battery was swelling up as well before we even removed a single screw. Turns out their cooling design blew hot air OVER THE BATTERY ITSELF! The company swore that day to never, ever recommend another Microsoft Surface anything to another client again.
@josh.salles Yıl önce
I use either a small Bluetooth keyboard or Radial Menu to perform those pesky non-touch friendly tasks on my Surface's, but I do hope it gets better over time similar with their ARM support.
@BearMetro 2 yıl önce
That was unfortunate lol. I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but swapping out the ssd wasn't too bad from my experience. I left a Slight blemish, but I'm certain on another attempt I could do it flawlessly.
@Killernochance 2 yıl önce
I preferred the former Surface pro/book. Docked as a laptop, portable as a tablet. Now if you want to use the tablet, you're hauling around the scolding hot and heavy chasis too.
@RolomirFenrir 2 yıl önce
I knew something was wrong, Linus hadn’t broken anything in a while
@LightningSquad 2 yıl önce
I uploaded my Face Reveal....
@MekaniQ 2 yıl önce
Bots we don't freaking care
@utkarshanu88 2 yıl önce
This laptop is turning out amazing for a programmer/casual user like me after a week of use: 1. 3:2 ratio is a godsend. 16:9 ratio laptos should not be a thing anymore unless all you do is play games and watch movies. 2. I play a few games which this laptop is handling really well. 3. The keyboard, touchpad and speakers are amazing! 4. This does not get loud at all which I love. 5. It gets slightly warm on heavy load but isnt a problem for me. 6. I really love that I can use it at 120hz and it doesnt kill battery as much as i expected. Its on par with 60hz for my usage. 7. The laptop feels premium with its finish. One of the best looking laptops. Negatives: 1. The screen is nice to use but you have to deal with reflection. 2. Its a little on the heavier side 3. I wish it had a USB A. Whatevers: The screen tilt. Its there is you wanna use it. I dont so I dont care about the hinge or modes or whatever but I like the option of having it. Also, get to learn the features of Windows 11, its pretty cool.
@pilotoaero 2 yıl önce
I really would like to see a full review of this laptop on LTT, and a more in deep review of the new pen itself. The haptic feedback on it seems to be a game changer for some people!
@forestchild3261 2 yıl önce
I was eying this device and after this review, I can only say Screw you MS. Speaking as a person who lost their Surface Laptop 3 to water damage (bottle opened in backpack), I've talked to the repair guys attempting the rescue. With the screw+magnetic sealing, there might have been a change if I got to them within 2 hours. However the internals, such as 5*layered glued PCBs, are completely unrepairable. So to me this style of introducing 1st gen devices which are dead if you just look at them wrong, it's just twisted. I wonder how the MBP will fare in this area, at least you can actually undo it without causing damage... But it looks like these devices should be bought with extra insurance.
@prezpolk4ever 2 yıl önce
Back in the day, Acer computers made the Aspire R7 laptop with a tie-in with the movie Star Trek Into Darkness. It had a screen with a middle swivel that allowed it to lift up, go into an easel mode, and flip around to allow viewing from the other direction. However, since it was an early Win8 touchscreen, they moved the keyboard to the bottom and the trackpad at the top. That way, when you brought the screen down, it hid the trackpad but left the keyboard free to use. It was a pretty cool machine all in all.
@pccpwsv3760 2 yıl önce
Great video. It’s a shame apple has 0 competition on the laptop front. The really cheap stickers covering screw holes to avoid actually good machined parts is embarrassing in a world where the MacBook exists and at this price this thing is a disaster.
@seraaron 2 yıl önce
I'm honestly fully on board with you breaking stuff more often to open it up and show what's inside. If it's not openable, it should be, and you deserve to show that
@siipi6331 2 yıl önce
I don't think Surface laptops should ever be openable. PC should be, not Macs or Surface laptops. Nerds and geeks always want to open everything, get a life, nerds.
@androwindo 2 yıl önce
@@siipi6331 lol. So you don't think anyone should upgrade their storage or ram? And pay nearly twice the amount for getting a decent storage?
@siipi6331 2 yıl önce
@@androwindo Yes, I think nobody should upgrade their RAM themselves but only via Microsoft support and if they can't do it or don't have that service, nobody should even try. If you can't buy the option with more RAM & SSD, you should not even contact anyone to do it for you. You buy the option you want to use and that's it. It's not a PC.
@siipi6331 2 yıl önce
@@oM477o I don't care if I give more money to some company, lmao. I just order what I need and if I need more, I contact Microsoft and pay them. This computer is so cheap compared to my Surface Book 2 i7 which cost me 3500€ (or actually I bought it for 0.5 bitcoin), so I could easily buy more services from Microsoft. I'm not buying this laptop, though. I think Surface Pro 8 is better, I have waited ~1,5 years to buy it. Surface Pro 8 i7 + Samsung Galaxy S22 + Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. I want them, now. :) Windows 11 is perfect.
@ZebronZee 2 yıl önce
Really appreciate that teardown, not only reviews the laptop usability but also the serviceability.
@Devin.McGrath. 2 yıl önce
It reminds me of my old Sony Vaio Flip 15. Loved that laptop back in the day. Almost identical screen functionality and design. Even has the same step in the chassis to make it look thinner.
@btgm2550 9 aylar önce
This is the first time watching an old ltt vid in a while and i had forgotten quite how jarring their new pre-recorded sponsor spots actually were when watching as well as listening to the video while working - I get why they do it for production efficiency reasons, but I personally feel the quality of the final product gets lowered (imo)
@jaimet.b.7565 4 aylar önce
I honestly feel that all surface devices need a year long review because I've had a nightmare experience with my Surface book 2 and its compotents giving away after the 1st year alone.
@mixednutt42 2 yıl önce
Linus, it really needs to be said. Thanks for doing this.
@manuelito1233 2 yıl önce
Love how he's constantly being transparent with his framework venture, appreciating tech and giving credit where it's due.
@PositiveEmo 2 yıl önce
He completely doged the question though. I wanna know how!
@neondemon5137 2 yıl önce
@@PositiveEmo How what?
i think its pretty much advertising at this point he mentions framework way too much.
@freddymaster0057 2 yıl önce
well, no, he isent, he said he was gonna leave the laptop reviews to his staff
@TheWOOFinator1337 2 yıl önce
@@freddymaster0057 He said he wasn't sure if he was going to do that or not.
@branscombe_ 2 yıl önce
I wasn't a fan of the first few releases. We bought 10 for a client and THREE within 1 year had the battery bubble and laptop chassis pop open. Another client of mine got 3 Surface 7+ models and so far so good. It's too early to tell. Thanks for another video Linus!
@SurgStriker 2 yıl önce
Gotta admit, those speakers were impressive. The dell was a lot better than the alienware they reviewed recently, and this surface blew the dell out of the water. And the webcam was actually really crisp with good colors. Such a shame they are using old tactics to try preventing user or 3rd party repairs.
@Outfrost 2 yıl önce
I knew a Surface device wasn't gonna be a repairability champ, but holy shit that chassis just folded
@chuck50a Yıl önce
I am investigating purchase of a new laptop. I find it interesting how many reviews highlight limitations of the Surface Studio while avoiding how these limitations can be easily overcome. One example is the restricted accessability of the keyboard with the screen in easel position. There is no mention that an on screen keyboard is instantly available as needed. There are other "issues" that are more about form than function. These "issues" are more about personnel preference than actual performance limitations. You have to question a reviewer's motivation when he starts ripping apart a laptop, he knows nothing about doing, as part of a review. My biggest reservation with the Studio laptop is accessory connectability. It gets expesive tapping into utilizing the full capability of this laptop. I'm hoping off brand accessory manufactures catch up.
@c1ph9r75 Yıl önce
3:07 I love how Alex is also interesting and walked in to investigate. He's such a good laptop reviewer for LTT
@JustKiddingPro 2 yıl önce
The hidden screws, and the fact you can't really upgrade it, has made this a product I wouldn't consider even if I had the money for it to be an option.
@garretthanson6424 2 yıl önce
I’ve literally loved the idea of this laptop since I first saw it and have made a fool of myself defending it in a couple of comment sections already, but that simple fact has turned me away from it. This seems like an intentional way to ‘punish’ or trick people who try to upgrade/repair their own machine and make them destroy it. Reprehensible.
@DocMoth 2 yıl önce
However, as a laptop my employer purchases for me, I don't care about repairability. I just need to persuade them about the price.
@@DocMoth 100% agree. If it's my money being spent, no way I'm spending it on something user hostile. If it's someone else's money? Just give me something that leaves me as the bottleneck for getting work done.
@fjjwfp7819 2 yıl önce
Well, if you had enough money to buy the high spec ones, why would you care about upgrading it?
@cinnamon4183 2 yıl önce
@@fjjwfp7819 Well, what if you needed to clean the dust out the laptop? its going to need a deep clean one day or another and i doubt many repair shops are going to have little trouble getting those feet and stickers again; once its open its not looking the same again irregardless of if you're linus or not
@ericsugrue5880 2 yıl önce
Linus: Dumps all over the trackpad for the polling rate Also Linus: this is an easy A+ trackpad
@bhavjotkang8004 2 yıl önce
My xps13 for 2018 has the same polling rate
@bhavjotkang8004 2 yıl önce
@jordaneimer2873 2 yıl önce
The trackpad is one the least important things on any laptop. Use a mouse...
@MrJleonp 2 yıl önce
@@jordaneimer2873 Oh no, no no no no, there are many situations suited for a laptop and not suited for a mouse, the laptop is supposed to be a mobile machine, want to use it on your lap on a train? On a bus? On your family car on your road trip? On the teeny tiny table of an economy class plane seat? There is a reason why laptops have trackpads, when the trackpad is good enough there is no need to force the use of a mouse to make the laptop usable.
@jordaneimer2873 2 yıl önce
@@MrJleonp its 2021... we have small, wireless peripherals that prove otherwise.
As a lifelong gadget guy I just can't help taking stuff apart and "improving" it. When it came time to buy a new laptop, I bought a Dell XPS 17 with the best video card and hi-res touchscreen, but the smallest drive and least amount of ram. I then popped the back off and upgraded to 64GB of fast 1Rx8 RAM, and 4TB of Gen 4 storage for over $600 less than Dell wanted. Had I paid Dell for the upgrades, who knows what older tech parts they might have used. Most people probably want to just buy something and use it, but I have to be able to open it up and upgrade it.
@Drives31forhalo Yıl önce
You should include a score for Upgradeability / serviceability as it's literally what sold me on my lenovo x1 extreme gen 2.
@kholozondi9904 2 yıl önce
The whole Teardown experience starting at 12:45 is why we need companies like framework, and the valve steam deck
@JoseDiaz-qw7mg 2 yıl önce
Didn’t MS said in 2019 that they would commit their surface devices to be serviceable? This is a 180 of that 180…
@getridofit3 2 yıl önce
If there was such commentary from MS, it should've been added to this video, right in 14:23
@Nathan-th4oj 2 yıl önce
Yup, the older Surface Pro 7 tablet is like 10/10 unserviceable.. Heat gun needed to remove the glued on screen, integrated EVERYTHING. Glued in battery. If its broken, toss it.
@Nepoxification 2 yıl önce
Isnt it funny that they made this ugly mouse from recycled plastic waste in the ocean......and then produce something like this? :-D
@rjh00 2 yıl önce
They said they would start doing that in 2022, while I'm not excusing them, don't hold that against them, because they never claimed that for before 2022.
@dinkarfowkar999 Yıl önce
Lesson: Never trust Microsoft
@aranjaysharma 2 yıl önce
The good old Linus, breaks everything
@Neoxon619 2 yıl önce
If he isn’t dropping it, he’s straight-up breaking it.
@mura_saki 2 yıl önce
It wasn't dropped though, sadly lol
@EghosaUgbo 2 yıl önce
He broke it harder than saber breaking the holy grail
@aranjaysharma 2 yıl önce
@@EghosaUgbo 💀
@ethearnos6397 2 yıl önce
the amount of p### bots in here
@Lembemupixo 2 yıl önce
Linus, thank you so much for showing where that screw is! Im am sure your video just saved the life of many many repair shops!
@mumblefluff 2 yıl önce
I don't get the complaint about rounded display corners, that's probably the best thing about this design for me, rounded uniform iPad Pro like bezels (and therefore rounded display corners). It doesn't cut much, on phones the radius is significantly larger. On a laptop this allows chassis to be more rounded and comfortable, I hate when laptops are super pointy at the corners because they are trying to make bezels super small while keeping the display purely rectangular. By the way Surface Go Laptop also has rounded display corners, and I have a feeling New MacBooks might have it too.
You know a device is good when Linus is having to check the *polling rate of the trackpad* just to find some negatives.
@wasureta-namida Yıl önce
Loved my Sony Vaio Multi-Flip Laptop which had the same hinge for the display. They even share the silly screws-under-the-rubber-feet design... Unfortunately, I had to retire the device due to the aging CPU and low RAM capacity. Still sad about it 🤧
@MrPriceMonroe 2 yıl önce
I appreciate Linus being willing to destroy for our education.
@ElijahChan 2 yıl önce
Linus is testing if Microsoft's statement about right to repair is true
@sedixmrboss5625 2 yıl önce
It's clearly not...
@fjjwfp7819 2 yıl önce
@@sedixmrboss5625 No, not on a device that they engineered BEFORE making that statement. Beside, removable SSD and heck a not glued in chassis is a huge step in the right direction compared to what they've done previously. We'll see if they will keep to their statements when their next generation of devices come out.
@mura_saki 2 yıl önce
@@fjjwfp7819 a not glued chassis and a removable ssd is literally STANDARD Lmao plus the hidden screws under camouflaged plastic stickers and the screws under the removable(but clearly made so if you remove them you can't put them back) rubber feet is very anti-right to repair hiding basic (should be easily accessible) aspects of a device for maintenance
@sedixmrboss5625 2 yıl önce
@@mura_saki To add on that, dust cleaning and TP swap. Look at the mainboard design. IF you want to change the TP and clean the dust out of the device, you need to remove the mainboard. Just... WHYYY?
@@mura_saki its designed to look minimalist, some people hate seeing screws on their devices, and most of those people usually shop around this price
@neobscura 2 yıl önce
If from now on LTT video reviews include a "this is not serviceable so we trashed it trying to open it" segment... I'M ALL FOR IT ! Go Framework !
@SirNarax 10 aylar önce
This seems to be inevitable with Microsoft's surface devices. Create a fantastic piece of hardware but then trip on the finish line. I have always looked at these surface devices and thought to myself "That is really cool" or even sometimes really wanted it since the first one. Just recently I bought a Surface Duo and now that it is not a buggy mess that is a fantastic phone. Actually I would go as far as to say that phone has completely eliminated any possible need for a laptop including Microsoft's own surface laptops. I don't get it. Microsoft could probably be a hardware monster if they put in all the effort all the time. But they don't. Microsoft is clearly capable but they just never finish anything.
@phaldaz 9 aylar önce
'Tripping on the finish line' is such a perfect way to describe MS' hardware approach! I agree wholeheartedly with what you said
Personally I would have preferred, if Microsoft had released the Surface Studio 3. The large touch display and the zero- gravity- hinge are truly unique. You could not find all these features on the other devices. The device was truly unique, even though few people out there really have use for such a device. Why should you buy a Surface Laptop, when at the same time a Surface Pro 8 with comparable features was presented, is more handy, there are more accessories and the hinge does not flutter around (which makes it a superfluous feature). To make matters worse, the device is massively overpriced and much heavier than devices from competitors with comparable specs.
@Thomas-VA Yıl önce
You were warned (somewhat erroneously), don't blame them for a design you don't like when you break it.
@DarthTella 2 yıl önce
I love it when tech reviews end with a postmortem.
It's great how repairability is now a standard thing to be considered, and that it's a real bummer if manufacturers do silly things against it nowadays.
Steve Jobs vision is the nightmare we're living in today with repairability.
@SnakZ 2 yıl önce
Out of the 6 laptops I have had, I have taken them all apart just to look inside of them :D. Even helped my girlfriend replace the casting of her laptop after she was drinking to much and "dropped" it
@HeyItsHades 2 yıl önce
@@amirpourghoureiyan1637 it’s funny you say that because during Steve Jobs everything on a MacBook was replaceable and the bottom only had 4 simple exposed screws to pull the whole bottom off to access the internals.
@govindkrishnalb 2 yıl önce
@@HeyItsHades lol no, you must take them to the service center, if you did it on your own, the warranty will be void.
@@HeyItsHades There were plenty of Macbooks during his tenure and many of the were far from easy to take apart, I'm on about his original plan for the Macintosh where it's an appliance that consumers won't ever open up.
@tickkick14 8 aylar önce
I'm getting this thing ASAP. I like the surface charger. Also have the usbc charging option. Literally what's the complaint, where the surface one can pop off if you accidentally walk through the chord? The performance is also solid. It'll get things done with a magnificent form factor and darned good keyboard and keyboard mouse. It's not supposed to be a gaming laptop, commercials be damned.
@jesusyuca1483 2 yıl önce
I fix consumer electronics for a living and hate working on anything that says surface but watching Linus rip that crap off made me feel like a kid watching wrestling. Even said fuck yea disconnected the battery first. 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽Jokes aside this is a lesson to you Linus never again will you doubt a hidden screw under any type of material and shape sticker, plastic snap in pieces or water seals. Always remember someone put it together and it can always be taken apart. Well most of the time and as I said I hate working on anything that has the name surface in it. 😊
@voiddoctor 2 aylar önce
Considering how it well and truely smashed the XPS in the speaker department, I would've liked to see it go up against the newest MacBook.
@boontarin Yıl önce
I love the rounded corners display. I upgraded from Surface Laptop Go to Laptop 4 and really missed it.
@jakob.k_design Yıl önce
I do not think that the higher tier version of this laptop is the only relevant one. For Photoshop work a dedicated gpu is not required and for Gpu rendering the vram of the 3050 is to small, so it is basically useless in that aspect. Additionally modern cpus are so fast and efficient, that the core I5 is enough for Photoshop, unless you really use huge artboards with huge resolution, but at that point you might as well get a stationarry solution with way more power. With that said, the terrible repairability of this device kills it for me in any aspect. Additionally Microsoft charges 160€ extra just to go from a 256gb ssd to 512gb and that is an insane markup. This Laptop looked really interesting for my last year of masters (product Design), but at this point I might just replace the battery on my 7 year old Dell Xps 13 and try to use it through the last year. (I have two desktops, one at school, one at home so the xps 13 only gets used when I am really on the go)
@thedanyesful 2 yıl önce
I guess Microsoft's 'commitment to a right to repair' happened after this model was already designed lol.
I still don't believe them after I've seen this lol
@abeeshake96 2 yıl önce
Considering this thing was announced weeks ago and already released before their announcement re RTR, pretty obvious isn't it?
@kornkernel2232 2 yıl önce
Well actually you are not really wrong there since designing a hardware takes months or even years. This Surface Laptop Studio is likely being developed for more than a years or two, considering they already released a patent way before this. So it means, this has been in the R&D for so long, and maybe why Surface Book 3 remained practically the same as the first Book since they are instead working on this one. We will see how much they will change on version two, I hope upgradability will be considering this time. Surface Laptop 2 can at least able to open from the top lid using magnets. Maybe they can do that with SLS.
@TheDeathmail 2 yıl önce
Actually, Microsoft DOES NOT support right to repair... just a few of their shareholders do... so they are compromising and sharing schematics... It's a step the right direction... but it's not the final step...
@pocketlint82 2 yıl önce
My first thought about the display is I can finally hide the mouse in video apps that it doesn't disappear in while in full screen. That's a feature!
Looking at the positives! This is actually a pretty useful idea lol. You sold me on it
The thing I like about the Surface Pro Studio is the tablet mode. I hate 2-in-1s that have the keyboard exposed in tablet mode.
@AKSoapy29 2 yıl önce
This is basically a more powerful Sony VAIO Flip, which was cool at the time, but could have been better. It was nice though how it had an actual Ethernet port and the power button on the side (For when you are in tablet mode). I think it had changeable RAM too. I don't recall, I'd have to take mine apart again.
@JevousGaming 2 yıl önce
Tried repairing my Surface Laptop 1 after its battery swelled up, it was the worst experience I've had repairing hardware in my life. Impossible to get in without damaging parts. So I'm empathizing with Linus here. WTF is MS thinking?
i honestly really liked the surface book 3, the fact that this doesn't have a detachable screen kinda sucked i really liked that feature
"you'll have a website up in a matter of hours, maybe even less if your standards are as low as ours." Gotta love the sponsor spots on LTT vids.
@@pumpuppthevolume nah fuck that, Linus gives me free entertainment, I might as well watch the single ad that pops up.
@Smithor 2 yıl önce
I legit read this comment right as he said the ad in the video. Very strange feeling haha.
@GameDevMadeEasy 2 yıl önce
I wouldn't really call the Surface Studio a laptop though, looks like a slightly beefier Tablet with laptop capabilities added on to it. And while it is annoying to not be able to add ram to it and that the M.2 drive looks proprietary, I wouldn't be surprised if future iterations of ram is going to resemble M.2s and have slots to slide them into without needing to disassemble the machine.
@antonymitchell3385 2 yıl önce
The thing that I never liked about my Lenovo surface copy, as the touch support, I wanted something to use as both a laptop and an iPad when travelling. Instead the touch experience was incredibly clunky, to the point that I never removed the touchpad.
@Paasj 2 yıl önce
You should 3D print a new lower shell and utilize some kinda cooling solution into it.. That would be fun to see...
@kostanos 2 yıl önce
Thank you for this "barbarian" but very useful disassembling :)
@AuraMaster7 11 aylar önce
Wow that Zephyrus G14 pricing is brutal. My G15 with a 3070 in it was only $1800, and the 3080 version was the same price as that 3060 G14.
@xliquidflames 2 yıl önce
I think that's why it has that "chunky" look, as Linus called it. The extra ledge around the base makes it so the speakers are firing down into the table and bouncing the sound back up to your ears. Without the ledge, it be resting on the speakers and they would just be covered. And the ledge makes the pen magnet holder spot work a lot better. And, from the perspective of the person using it, it gives the illusion that the whole thing is hovering slightly above the table it's on. I like it a lot. It's just too expensive for me so I'll never buy it.
@anonym3017 2 yıl önce
It also makes it way stiffer than just having a box
@SquintyGears 2 yıl önce
Yeah the design is really nice but i don't see the screen mechanism as very useful and I've opened every single laptop I've ever owned 😂 so this isn't for me
@SquintyGears 2 yıl önce
@@mini9503 bruh you don't need to link mkbhd lmao
@TheBurnout96 2 yıl önce
@@mini9503 the xps has shitty speakers. They use a buggy software to increase bass and highs, like a loudness effect. I think it was called "Waves Maxxaudio". If that software crashes you're stuck with the raw audio from the Chipset and that sounds real bad. I had the last Xps15 with standard usbA ports and these speakers were a disappointment. The software always crashed and distorted at high volumes. Macbooks are the real kings when it comes to built in speakers.
@nepp- 4 aylar önce
microsoft: makes a mouse out of ocean plastics to try and be more eco friendly also microsoft: makes a cool laptop that is hard to service
@toamastar 2 yıl önce
Linus: I really like this laptop! Also Linus: Tears it to shreds this is why we love you man haha
@timfountain98 Yıl önce
Just add very small indented arrows into the base molding/laser/etch etc. that point to the location of the retaining screws. It really shouldn't be that difficult for manufacturers to get with the program....
@lloydebert 2 yıl önce
Seriously, I opened mine and upgraded the NVMe in 10 minutes. Don't do what Linus did. To remove the bottom rubber strips, start in the middle. To remove the silver sticker around the bottom, start at one of the hinges. Both rubber strips and the sticker went back on without issue. He made this way more difficult than it needed to be.
@davidzcomputer3303 2 yıl önce
Aesthetically, cant deal with the rounded corners myself. Actually, hearing that Windows 11 has rounded corners on the windows actually made me feel worse about it, not better, because i didnt realize windows 11 was like that either. 90 degree angles are much more pleasing on the eyes, at least to me, i really hope this doesnt become a thing. They remind me of the screens they used to put on childrens tablets, like Leapfrog type stuff, would make me feel like im buying some cheap toy instead of an expensive electronic device. Hopefully it is just for the drawing features on this particular laptop. Guess everybody wants their screens to have that futuristic Windows ME windows media player theme feel to them.
@Hyp3rSon1X 2 yıl önce
Windows 11 looks like some Linux Distro... it istn't that bad to be honest. The rounded corners are comparable to the Windows Vista/7 application Title bars... They're really not that bad IMO. Definetly better looking than the hot garbage look that came with Win 8!
@davidzcomputer3303 2 yıl önce
@@Hyp3rSon1X Youve got a point, Windows 8 was really bad...but i still have a feeling that windows 11 is following in its footsteps, as well as the footsteps of windows ME. I dont really think anything needed much change from Windows 10 aesthetically, they should be focused more on features and functionality then changing up how everything looks every couple years. But, thats just all tech now, electronics video games etc, none of these companies look to give you any real worthwhile improvements anymore, just to package up whatever they already have in a new skin, shake up a couple features...they bundle up the past into a new box with a new label and call it the future.
@naryanr 2 yıl önce
Love how Linus ripped it apart to show how you can't rip it apart. I say keep it up. Keep emphasising how unacceptable it is to lock users out of their own products. Rip and tear. Until it is done.
@DoomAtDusk 2 yıl önce
"You can't just remove the bottom of the Surface of Microsoft."
@Evan_Rodgers 2 yıl önce
He only is on the right to repair kick because he has a financial interest in framework. Nothing more.
@peppigue 2 yıl önce
@@Evan_Rodgers nobody cares about your smart theories
@dylanawebb2000 2 yıl önce
@@Evan_Rodgers Sure, bud. Yeah, it has nothing to do with him being a tech enthusiast who cares. Yeah, it couldn't be that. No chance.
@Haeroyui 2 yıl önce
@Evan Rodgers you are not wrong, but also not right. The correct statement would be he has a financial interest in frameworks because he believes in the right for repair.
@matthewcarlson5885 2 yıl önce
As a former surface engineer, I just about cried when Linus ripped it apart
@kylelentz3801 2 yıl önce
As an end user. Surfaces are big poopy.
@MeatPoPsiclez 2 yıl önce
As a former surface engineer, you should have not been expected given how unserviceable they all are.
@samuelrippe390 2 yıl önce
As a surface user something has to change, and ripping it apart was the only way to prove it ( I cried too though)
@jediphobic 2 yıl önce
I have a Surface Book 2, and when I bought it I asked about warranty replacements on the screen, since that is what had killed my previous laptop. Microsoft was upfront about the fact that the screen (on a laptop where the screen detaches from the body) was not user or even repair center replaceable. Apparently, because the screen bezel and laptop body were machined as a unit, another screen may not fit accurately. If I made a warranty claim for the screen, I'd just get a brand new laptop back from the depot. That said, I've generally been very impressed with Microsoft's build quality. As much as you can't fix their laptops yourself, they seem to be built never to break in the first place. My guess is that this new Surface will be similar, though I have some concerns about the hinge on the back of the screen thing (kickstand?). Pricing one out though, complete accidental damage protection is less than $100 a year. I wouldn't consider buying one of these without maxing out that coverage for sure.
@SkrovnoCZ 2 yıl önce
I don't get the rounded corners on devices. But on computer it looks weird. That was trend for old CRT televisions where it was not possible to make it sharp because of the cathode ray tube.
I heard one guy say that the surface lineup was never meant to be successful. He claims the point of it was to increase the competition and by extension the prestige of windows laptops at the high end. I don't think this is true but whatever.
Now take the mainboard from the framework laptop and see if you can put it in the surface studio laptop and make it run. Use adaptors if needed. I want do see a diy surface laptop.
@XLessThanZ 2 yıl önce
Linus takes one for the team: He sacrificed the removal of his SLS bottom cover to find the hidden screw, so we wouln't have to. Of course, that's if we even buy one.
@asdjesdsd 2 yıl önce
i am actually surprised by a good nonbiased onpoint review by linus wow. the most important part you nailed, this device is worth it for those planning to give the pen and form factor a pro use. if you are a gamer or casual user just go buy something else.
@leojei 2 yıl önce
16:57 MS: “Linus is now an authorized repair technician” for fixing the chassis with sheer force of his grip.
@davytimns Yıl önce
Microsoft literally uploaded a full teardown of this device, and no one seems to note that. They're doing the right thing.
@tanmayjaiswal5935 2 yıl önce
I was so close to buying one of these but I couldn't bring myself to do it. My last laptop lasted 9 years because I kept repairing it. This one is out in 3-4 years at most. That battery pack is going to be the death of that device
@mattleblanc31 2 yıl önce
The curved corners may be fixed with Windows 11. I only played with it last night and the interface is definitely designed around this and could only assume the hardware had design carry through. Just sucks for games and older apps not using it or updated.
@zebbleganubi723 2 yıl önce
it seems like an odd choice to make this a hardware thing when they could have just done it on the software side. you could at least turn it off then if you didnt want it
@xliquidflames 2 yıl önce
Those probably aren't phantom pixels. They're probably really there. It's just that there's a black border around the whole screen covering up those pixels. If you were to disassemble the display, I bet the panel itself is perfectly square but the top layer, glass or whatever it is, has a black edge all the way around it but it only covers pixels on the corners where it has to make that right angle turn but still be curved.
@anlumo1 2 yıl önce
This still leaves the question: WHY?
@RiceCubeTech 2 yıl önce
@@anlumo1 to look more like Apple. Which imo is meh. I hate that my iPad Pro has rounded corners. Looks ugly and chunky
@RandomUser2401 2 yıl önce
@@RiceCubeTech nothing from Apple has rounded DISPLAY corners ffs, especially not Macbooks.
@rudywolsfeld2969 2 yıl önce
@@RandomUser2401 he said his iPad pro, which indeed has rounded screens
@RandomUser2401 2 yıl önce
@@rudywolsfeld2969 what it also has is an OS that properly supports that geometry. And the ipad is not a laptop ffs.
@tylerdoop 2 yıl önce
Unpopular (maybe?) opinion: I actually REALLY like the design of the studio with how the keyboard is slightly raised off the table, and it has the air vents directly below underneath. It reminds me of way back when when technology was chonky but everything was so new. I wish I were in the market for a laptop right now :/
@jowdemanne 2 yıl önce
YES LINUS! Normalise just breaking into laptops and destroying them if you can't properly do it anyway. I honestly loved it that he just ripped it like "fuck this, I need to see inside" :-D
@TMJ32 Yıl önce
This laptop is for drawing on the screen. If you're not using the pen then that should automatically eliminate this from a device you might want to buy.
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