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Google Nexus 7 Gets the iFixit Teardown Treatment, Deemed Very Repairable

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If you’ve been wondering just what is packed into the compact shell of Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet, then iFixit have answered your prayers in style.

The teardown and repair experts have taken apart Google’s new tablet ahead of its release to give us a thorough look at what makes up the world’s first Jelly Bean device, and we have to say it’s impressive, especially given the price.

As gadgets get more complex, as does the repair process for them – Apple is the worst for this, making their products notoriously difficult for anybody but them to take apart and fix. Surprisingly Google has taken the opposing route, with a fairly simple but well-made device. iFixit didn’t seem to have any problems taking it apart, and say that repairs to the product will be easy and hassle-free, not to mention pretty cheap.

Being a budget tablet (£159 for the 8GB, £199 for the 16GB), there isn’t a huge amount of components inside, as you might expect. The few parts used however, are of a high quality. For example, the 1GB of RAM made by Hynix, which is in fact the same module used in Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

As we thought, the majority of space inside the casing is taken up by a huge battery. The Nexus 7 has a 4326 mAh battery that can last 9:49 hours. Interestingly, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, by comparison, has a 4400 mAh, battery — but only lasts 7:42 hours.

The main board shows us the super-speedy Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, along with the front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera and dual microphones, which will help deliver the improved speech recognition that Google boasted at its I/O conference.

We love seeing how gadgets are made inside-out, do you?

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Via: iFixit