Pop Quiz: Cracking Open

Can you tell an Apple iPhone from a Samsung Galaxy S by looking at just the internal hardware? Take our TR Dojo Cracking Open quiz and find out.

Answers to our TR Dojo Cracking Open Quiz:

Image 1: Commodore 64

Image 2: Tandy TRS-80 Model 100

Image 3: Commodore Amiga 2000

Image 4: Apple iPad 2

Image 5: BlackBerry PlayBook

Image 6: Samsung Galaxy tab

Image 7: Motorola XOOM

Image 8: iPhone 4

Image 9: Samsung Captivate/Galaxy S

Image 10: Samsung Focus

Image 11: Dell Streak

Image 12: Microsoft Xbox 360 S

Image 13: Sony PlayStation 3

Image 14: Nintendo Wii

Image 15: ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PC


Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

BitHammer 1 Like

I'd guess that more of us had cracked open our Commodore 64s than the rest of the lot!


Come on, the only device in the list of choices that was handheld was the Trash 80 Model 100, and there was only one tear-down with a battery compartment. The Commodore 64 was iconic of the early 80s. And the Amiga 2000 was Commodore's shameful attempt to get into the clone PC market, and that last pic was definitely an 8088 clone.


OK, those were easy, but you're wrong about one thing. The Amiga A2000 was no IBM PC clone, nor 8088 powered. Instead, it was way more powerful than a PC, and used a Motorola 68000 CPU. Not shameful at all for Commodore, or its owner/user. BTW, i'm typing from an Amiga A3000 right now.


Some years ago I had them ALL open for investigation or repairs. Now they're all lookalikes or copies. Wasn't that difficult.


That was some nostalgia

DR HAX 1 Like

for some reason he made naming those quite difficult.