Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Nexus 7 are the talk of the town these days, because they’re the freshest tablets on the market, that actually bring some novelty. As it usually happens to newcomers, the Galaxy Note 10.1 was torn down by the guys of iFixit and what came out are the pictures below and some conclusions regarding the repairability of the product.
It scored pretty high, even compared to the iPad, the leading tablet on the market right now. The most important things to note about the motherboard as the Samsung Exynos 4 quad core 1.4 GHz processor with 3D graphics integrated, plus the Wacom W8008 used for S Pen input and the Wolfson audio codec for extra audio quality. iFixit says that the user is only a few Philips screws away from accessing the inside of the tablet, so it’s highly accessible and repairable.
Inside there’s a bunch of connectors that greets the user. No less than 16 are involved and whenever the components are easy to access and remove, repairs will cost less and customers will have an easier time repairing their products. There’s also a cool aspect about the cameras: they are independent components, so they don’t share a single cable, which is cool. The 3.7 volts battery is also easy to remove, although some cables must be disconnected first. I see that the Galaxy Note 10.1 is getting good ratings all over. Is this the new hit of the market?