Despite the fact that the "thickness" of the Google Nexus 7 tablet really differs from the third iPad by only 1 mm, it is easier to disassemble the new tablet from Google in case of repair than the popular iPad 3 gadget from Apple. This is the conclusion reached by the specialists of the iFixit portal, who were lucky enough to disassemble the new device.
According to the "discoverers" of the Nexus 7, even a beginner can handle disassembly. This will require the most common tools.
In general, experts gave 7 points for the ease of disassembling the tablet from Google. As noted, the Amazon Kindle Fire, which received an 8 point rating, is about as easy to understand.
The fact that the Nexus 7's display is glued to Gorilla Glass did not allow the maximum score of 10 points. And, naturally, this complicates the opening of the device. According to these criteria, iPad repair received a well-deserved 2 points.
I was pleased with the Nexus 7 battery with a capacity of 4 326 mAh, which can also be easily replaced if necessary. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the larger 11,500 mAh battery in the third-generation iPad. There was no noticeable difference in battery life between Google and Apple tablets. However, the device from Amazon is significantly inferior in this criterion.
For reference: the battery capacity of the Kindle Fire is 4400 mAh, the operating time is just under 8 hours. Google and Apple tablets will last 2 hours longer.
The "expert autopsy" of the device showed that the Nexus 7 consists of: 1 GB of DDR3 memory from SK Hynix, 7-inch display from Hydis (1280 x 800 pixels), NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, Wi-Fi module Azurewave, GPS -Broadcom module, NFC-module, NXP, IPS.
In addition, the operating system is installed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a front camera (1.2 megapixels) for video calls. Nexus 7 with 8 GB / 16 GB will cost 199/249 US dollars respectively.
It should be noted that Apple has no patent claims for the Nexus 7 (at least not yet), unlike Nokia, which has already announced infringement of several patents in the Nexus 7 belonging to the Finnish mobile device manufacturer. Although, we are still talking about non-judicial proceedings.
Recall that the analytical companies WSJ and Bloomberg announced this week about Apple's readiness, already in September of this year, to start mass production of the "little brother" iPad (iPad Mini).
I wonder which tablet would you choose?