iFixit is hardcore when it comes to breaking open our favorite electronics to see what’s inside, and the website did it again today with the refreshed Google-flagship, Asus-built Nexus 7 that unveiled at the Google I/O conference last week.
— The 7-inch tablet offers GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi antennas all manufactured between April 20 and May 25, 20011. — The Nexus 7 boasts a 4326 mAh battery that lasts 9:49 hours, whereas the Kindle Fire has a 4400 mAh battery that lasts 7:42 hours. Meanwhile, the new iPad battery, which is “significantly larger” at 11,500 mAh, only lasts 9:52 hours for HSPA and 9:37 hours for LTE. — The official Nexus page stated there is one “speaker” in the back, but iFixit spotted — Hydis manufactures the 7-inch, 1,280-by-800 HD display designated by model HV070WX2.
— NVIDIA T30L Tegra 3 processor — Hynix HTC2G83CFR DDR3 RAM — Kingston KE44B-26BN/8GB 8GB flash — Max 77612A inverting switching regulator — AzureWave AW-NH665 wireless module — Broadcom BCM4751 integrated monolithic GPS receiver — Invensense MPU-6050 gyro and accelerometer
A gallery is below.
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The Nexus 7 is 10.4 mm, so it is just 1 mm thicker than the new iPad, and that is owed to retaining clips holding the case together instead of glue. iFixit noted the Nexus 7 has a 7 out of 10 repairability score, which is one notch lower than the Kindle Fire, because the display glass and LCD are “fused together,” and replacement of both is called for should one break. Moreover, some plastic tools and a few minutes are needed to delve into this device.
“All in all, it’s light-years more repairable than its Apple counterpart, and not too far off its Amazonian cousin,” iFixit concluded.