I purchased one assuming it would be relatively easy to remove because I do a lot of traveling and stay in places doing installation art. I must have been thinking, "Why would anyone design something so that its difficult to work on? If you purchase an item, it's yours and you can do with it what you will."
This this may be one of the more frustratingly difficult machines I've had to work with.
I recommend not buying one unless you don't know anything about computers and enjoy not doing much beyond what's expected of the normal user.
So, the stand is removable. (I'm doing it) But if you're as stupid as me to buy one in the first place, it will be difficult. Good luck.
(and you'll need some fancy screwdrivers i forget the name)