Google Nexus 7 Dissection Reveals Chips, Chops, Retina MacBook RAM

Take a peek inside the brains and guts of the new Google Nexus 7 tablet and then compare it to the iPad 3, the Kindle Fire and this fish. Not surprisingly, they all share some similarities.

Here's the component list:

• NVIDIA T30L Tegra 3 processor — plenty fast brain. • 1GB of Hynix HTC2G83CFR DDR3 RAM — the same kind used in the MacBook Pro with retina display. • AzureWave AW-NH665 wireless module — for Wi-Fi connectivity. • Broadcom BCM4751 integrated monolithic GPS receiver — for tracking your whereabouts. • Invensense MPU-6050 gyro and accelerometer — for gaming and stuff. • Kingston KE44B-26BN/8GB 8GB flash — the storage. • 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera only — because back-facing cameras are stupid in tablets. • Hydis HV070WX2 7-inch, 1280x800 HD display — a nice resolution for a 7-incher. • The scratch-resistant glass is fused to the display — so you have to change both if one breaks.

The iFixit people also noticed a lot of copper allow heat sinks, which led them to assume that Asus was worried about heat dissipation in a package that is only 1mm thicker than the new iPad. [ifixit]


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    Any idea on how much these parts cost and how much Google is losing money with every device they sell?

      I think an earlier report stated that if you buy it directly through Google Play, they break even. If you buy it through a retailer, they take a small loss.

    LOL "Retina MacBook RAM" as the header. Sounds like accusing google copying Apple product.

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