iFixit is known for its taking apart of new devices and providing a score to indicate to what extent the device in question is repairable.
In its findings, the iFixit team said the laptop was not meant to be opened or repaired; "you can’t get inside without inflicting a lot of damage".
It also pointed out that the processor, memory and onboard storage were soldered to the motherboard, which meant that upgrades were impossible.
And, finally, iFixit said that the device had a limited lifespan as replacing the battery was both difficult and dangerous.
"There is nothing about it that is upgradable or long-lasting, and it literally can’t be opened without destroying it. (Show us the procedure, Microsoft, we’d love to be wrong.)," the team wrote.
iFixit is a private company that sells repair parts and publishes free wiki-like online repair guides for consumer electronics and gadgets on its web site.