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Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: Completely disassembled

Samsung made the most of the limited space inside the Galaxy Tab 10.1's 0.34-inch-thick case. The internal components are packed together and there's only one large PCB.

Looking at the chips on the main PCB, Samsung used many components found in other tablets, such as the Motorola XOOM, BlackBerry PlayBook, and HP TouchPad.

My only complaints about the tablet's construction are the use of tri-wing external screws, the adhesive tape used on the back cover, and the flimsy feel of the back cover itself.

I appriciate Samsung's efforts to reduce the Galaxy Tab 10.1's weight, but I would have preferred an aluminum cover or one made from a thicker plastic.

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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...

7 comments
Joe Linux
Joe Linux

Would it be possible for you to do a guide showing how to replace the battery on a Samsung Galaxy 5.0 Wifi?

mafs65
mafs65

i have just returned my retail one as i could feel and hear the sticky tape grabbing and releasing when i applied slight pressure to the upper rear of the white plastic back. changed it for another one but that one was even worse . i really like this tablet but cant live with the back doing that. uk

tomofumi
tomofumi

but in the photo, the label shows 7000mAh?

franula
franula

Hi, Please tell me what type of triwing screwdriver you used to open this galaxy tab 10.1 thanx

Glenn.D.Tom
Glenn.D.Tom

Is the new Tab going to be WiFI ONLY? That would be a huge shame as the 7" version was capable of making phone calls as well ... why would you want to follow the suit of all the others ... buck the trend and make it 3G and WiFi ... PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

achtoys
achtoys

Glenn, Which carrier allowed calls? I fiddled with this for hours in the store and nearest I could get was a Skype (r) conversation even using both wired and bluetooth (r) headsets...

alec.wood
alec.wood

Samsung will not want to poison any potential deal with carriers by launching 3G version in the US without talking to them first. 3G version is available outside the US. They may also be waiting for the current wave of patent BS to work itself out