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 support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.