The iFixit results
This is as a result of HP's accessible design and proves it is possible to design a device that does not depend on glues or welding to achieve lightness, thinness and durability.
Why should notebooks be repairable?
- Less risk of devices being disposed of because of minor damage or battery wear
- Repairs can be performed locally or on-site without freight and approval delays
- And often most critically, user data is not lost (unless the storage drive is destroyed).
Keep your data
Even where devices are operable (for example where a screen is broken), the burden is still placed on the fleet manager or user to undertake the transfer of data from the old to the new device (or pay for this to be performed). This can be beyond the capability of remote users and travellers, and cause headaches and delays for mission-critical projects.
By contrast, data that's on an undamaged storage drive is ready and waiting for its user when a device is repaired. For users, this means less disruption and no loss of data in the event of a fault or accident.