As it usually happens with famous and great gadgets, the Google Nexus 7 got dissected by iFixit, that did a teardown of the device, resulting in some interesting pictures and information. I have to remind you that this 7 inch quad core tablet was announced last week during the Google I/O 2012 event. The device sells for $200 in the 8GB version.
iFixit awarded the Google Nexus 7 with a repairability score of 7 out of 10, with 10 being the easiest to repair. They claim that the case is easy to open and the battery can be replaced easily without the need for soldering or a screwdriver. On the negative side, the LCD screen of the Nexus 7 isn’t separated from the display glass, so repair costs are higher for this component. At the core of the Nexus 7 there’s a powerful quad core Tegra 3 CPU with a 12 core GPU. iFixit found that there’s a 1mm difference in thickness between the 9.4mm thick iPad and the 10.4mm Nexus.
The Nexus 7 integrates a 4.326 mAh 16 Wh battery, that can last 9:49 hours, a very impressive performance when compared to the 7:42 hours reached by the 4400 mAh battery of the Kindle Fire. The motherboard of the device holds a Nvidia T30L Tegra 3 processor, the 1GB Hynix DDR3 RAM, a wireless module, a GPS receiver, gyro and accelerometer. More stuff can be found out on iFixit.