TechRepublic took a new HP Touchpad and ripped it to shreds out of curiosity. What'd they find? For starters, it's built more like a computer, which is to say that most of the components are user replaceable (including the battery).
They also say that it's pretty easy to disassemble, requiring little more than a phillips screwdriver. And if you're curious as to what each and every component looks like up close, check out the full teardown over at Tech Republic.