A lot of those “first tablets” released by big companies such as Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab went into the hands of tinkers at iFixit.com. Now, it’s Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet to undergo the famous teardown.
The Nook Tablet was officially announced in November 7 and an early release in November 16. Barnes & Nobles first tablet features a 7 inches display, 0.48 inch thick, an extra long battery which the company claims to last up to 11.5 hours of reading time and weighing only at 14.1 ounce, plus more cool features including the 1 Ghz dual-core processor paired with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.
Examining the outer portion of the Nook tablet reveals typical components such as earphone jack, volume and power buttons, speaker, microUSB and a microSD card slot. The packaging of Nook tablet is physically simple together with the recognizable “carabiner clip”.
For the teardown proper, what’s inside this Barnes & Noble’s latest gadget? Opening the case reveals the 3.7 V, 4000 mAh battery, lots of chips from Texas Instruments that includes Integrated Power Management IC, Audio Codec and speaker amplifiers, a 10 to 135 MHz transmitter and the OMAP4 1 GHz dual-core processor. The 16 GB flash memory and the 1 GB DDR2 RAM ICs are from SanDisk and Hynix respectively. Sensors such as tri-axis accelerometer made by Kionix, capacitive touch panel controller from FocalTech and the beautiful 7″ IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and produces 16 million colors. The 7 inch display and the TI OMAP 4 processor of Nook Tablet were also used on Kindle Fire.
To see more detailed teardown of Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, please visit the official teardown at iFixit. Want the Nook Tablet for the holidays? Check out our online store now!