Nah, my Acer Iconia W700 is easy enough to repair and it's the most sturdy device I've seen. I dropped it corner-down on concrete, of course the corner has a little "bend" now, but it didn't even damage the screen. No excessive glue is used here. I think you only need to heat the screen bezels a tiny bit to remove it, I don't remember now. And this beauty is 1cm thick with a fan. The engineering is very simple here, although I would remove the screen glue, too. Or maybe have a screen assembly removable by screws. You can watch a teardown video to make it more clear.
EDIT: nope, there's zero glue in this thing And it's the most sturdy device I've seen in my life.
@Mike @Konstantinos you should really look into this device for inspiration it's 3 and a half years old, but man I haven't seen anything better. In my eyes, it defeats even the Surface Pro 4, which is much harder to repair. Gosh, Microsoft seems to have went down the bucket of glue approach... Please don't do that xD