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We've already deconstructed Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 on a metaphorical level, and now it's iFixit's turn to go the literal route. The DIY repair outlet found the pen-friendly tablet to be one of its easier tablet teardowns in recent memory: just about everything inside that frame can be swapped...

August 20th 2012 at 10:38am 0 Comments
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Andy Rubin has already made it known that Google isn't planning to profit from the Nexus 7's hardware -- according to him, it's being sold at cost. However, a teardown conducted by TechInsights (and reported by Fudzilla) suggests that the true extent of our 'discount' may have been underplayed, be...

July 9th 2012 at 8:29am 0 Comments
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iFixit has taken Google's Nexus 7 tablet apart and found that it has at least one advantage over the iPad. The extra space inside makes it easier to repair than Apple's device. iFixit found the Nexus's interior squished than Apple's tablet, and the various components were apparently installed w...

July 4th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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We can always count on iFixit to get down and dirty with its spudger and the latest tablet tech, and we're not going home empty handed today. The latest victim happens to be Google's recently announced Nexus 7, which has achieved a "repairability score" of 7 out of 10 (the Kindle Fire squeaked one...

July 3rd 2012 at 9:29am 0 Comments
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We already had a pretty good idea of what's inside the Kindle Fire -- basically, the same thing that was inside the BlackBerry PlayBook. But of course we're still fans of seeing all the circuits and components that make up a modern gadget, and that's why we love iFixit so much. With gentle touche...

November 15th 2011 at 4:42pm 0 Comments
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With the Tablet S on sale, it was really only a matter of time before its inevitable teardown, and here to fill our need for splayed circuity is one from TechRepublic. Seeing as most Honeycomb tablets have similar internals, there aren't too many surprises to be had, but the outfit did curiously...

September 21st 2011 at 6:05pm 0 Comments
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We know what's inside the TouchPad and we know just what it's like to live with the culmination of those parts, and now Isuppli is doing its best to figure out just what those individual components set HP back each time one rolls off the assembly line. According to that firm's analysis, the grand...

July 7th 2011 at 3:14pm 0 Comments
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When we reviewed the HP TouchPad we found it to feel a little hollow, as if it were rather more cavernous inside than the immediate competition. Now we're getting to peek beneath the screen and, look at that, it's "built more like a PC than an iPad" according to the screwdriver-meisters at TechRe...

June 30th 2011 at 8:21am 0 Comments
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Lenovo's long awaited LePad finally made its Chinese debut back in March, and while we may not ever see the tablet stateside -- not as LePad, anyway -- we can at least get a peak under the hood. Thanks to a teardown by IMP3, we're seeing the inside of the machine for the first time, and while there...

May 2nd 2011 at 4:03pm 0 Comments
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What's in a PlayBook? No, literally, what is in that thing? Well, most of the specs were known ahead of today's release, but there was a bit of confusion about whether RIM's 7-inch tablet did or didn't have a gyroscope, which has now been set straight (it does!) by the crew at iFixit. They did thei...

April 19th 2011 at 4:29pm 0 Comments
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It only took a few short hours for iFixit to get its hands on an iPad 2 (the WiFi variety), and of course, they immediately started to tear it apart. It's a necessarily delicate task, but they're making progress as we speak, and here are the first things that jump out to us: there is much less open...

March 11th 2011 at 7:10pm 0 Comments