Ever wonder how netbooks pack all that laptopy goodness into such small packages? Laptop Italia
has your answer, tearing a Compaq Mini 700 (aka HP Mini 1000
) into its individual components, supposedly for the sake of enabling you to repair the thing at home, but we think the real motivation is rather less instructional and more exhibitionistic. Regardless of your
intentions, the site provides an extensive guide on how to take apart HP's tiny laptop, starting by pulling the battery and ending with a picture of where the 3G modem
would go if this particular model had one. Unlike some teardowns
we've seen in the past, this clinical looking disassembly, if reversed, looks like it might actually put the thing back together again -- if you're into that sort of thing.