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iFixit guts new Mac Mini in latest teardown

iFixit guts new Mac Mini in latest teardown

Yesterday we posted up the iFixit teardown of the MacBook Air that launched this week. The teardown was cool and let us see inside the notebook without having to risk killing ours. iFixit also took the time to rip open the new Mac Mini as well. I am always impressed by how small the Mini is and how packed in the parts are inside the rig.

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Nokia N9 clears FCC with teardown gallery and user guide

Nokia N9 clears FCC with teardown gallery and user guide

Nokia's N9 has crossed the FCC and, as is traditional, splayed its guts for all to see. Unsurprisingly, Nokia has had to do a lot of work to get everything to fit inside its narrow polocarbonate casing, though the N9 still gets pentaband WCDMA connectivity when rivals are still bumbling along with support for a mere two or three bands.

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MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid-2011) Teardown Reveals Replaceable SSDs

MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid-2011) Teardown Reveals Replaceable SSDs

The revamped MacBook Air with OS X Lion, Intel's latest Sandy Bridge chip, Thunderbolt connector port, backlit keyboard, and boosted RAM and SSD, debuted just yesterday. And now, the iFixit team has already completed its teardown of the 13-inch Core i5 model, revealing an internal design with a replaceable SSD.

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Motorola Droid 3 Teardown Reveals Same 3G Chip As iPhone 4

Motorola Droid 3 Teardown Reveals Same 3G Chip As iPhone 4

The recently launched Motorola Droid 3 is touted by Verizon as the thinnest smartphone to pack a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and some mighty powerful specs. The iFixit team has managed to do a teardown of the Droid 3, revealing all the internal components and a compact build that made for a difficult disassembly.

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HP TouchPad teardown finds it is easy to repair

HP TouchPad teardown finds it is easy to repair

We have already put up or review of the HP TouchPad tablet and found it wanting as far as hardware goes. I have also already mentioned that Vince reviewed the WebOS operating system separately and liked it well enough. If you are the sort of geek that likes to see your own flavor of gadget porn with teardowns of the new gadgets this is for you. TechRepublic has posted up its teardown the HP TouchPad for us to gander at.

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Apple’s $49 Thunderbolt packs in chips to justify price

Apple’s $49 Thunderbolt packs in chips to justify price

What's inside a Thunderbolt cable? If you answered "wires, magic, and a direct route for $49 to rush from your wallet to Apple's pockets" then you're a cynic and we love you, but it turns out you're actually getting more for your money. iFixit took their teardown tools to the official Apple Thunderbolt cable, and found chips-a-plenty lurking inside.

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Nokia N950 teardown revealed

Nokia N950 teardown revealed

Back when the Nokia N950 cleared the FCC in mid-May, confidentiality requests meant we couldn't see the guts of what we now know to be the MeeGo developers version of the Nokia N9. With all those details official, however, the full listing has opened up and revealed the teardown shots of what's going on inside the N950. Among the entrails, confirmation that the N950's camera is indeed a 12-megapixel unit, rather than the 8-megapixels in the N9.

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Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook notebook gets teardown treatment at iFixit

Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook notebook gets teardown treatment at iFixit

You have to be a fan of the gang over at iFixit if you are gadget hound. They take the shiny new toys that we all want and open them up to show us the shiny insides. At the same time the teardown also gives us an indication of how reparable the gear is should we ever need to fix something on our own. It's also cool to see what hardware is used inside. The latest product to get the teardown treatment is the Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook.

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XPERIA Play Gets Teardown

XPERIA Play Gets Teardown

The ultimate PlayStation phone, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has just hit the U.S. market today and received an immediate update to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. We also got our unboxing and hands-on with the smartphone earlier today. But now, UBM TechInsights has gone ahead and given the XPERIA Play a proper teardown treatment.

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iFixit tears down new iMac

iFixit tears down new iMac

The new iMac computer surfaced just yesterday and we talked all about the new features and hardware in depth. Naturally today iFixit has its warranty busting paws on one of the awesome computer. It has taken the thing apart for us to get as look at the shiny innards. I always wonder if these things work after iFixit tears them apart.

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iFixit tears down Nikon D5100 DSLR

iFixit tears down Nikon D5100 DSLR

The gang over at iFixit is always taking one gadget or another apart and looking at what is inside the device that makes it tick. The auspices for tearing the cool gadgets apart are that they are looking at how easy the things are to repair. That's all fine and good, we just want to see what the devices look like on the inside. I really wish I could buy a DSLR with a clear case like that Sony DSLR that surfaced a while back so I could look at the innards all the time.

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iPad 2 WiFi + 3G gets teardown treatment

iPad 2 WiFi + 3G gets teardown treatment

With the iPad 2 WiFi having bared its secrets already, it only seems fair that the WiFi + 3G model should have the same treatment. iFixit wasn't going to let a little thing like scarcity stop them from ripping asunder the WWAN-enabled tablet and peering at its cellular guts, and we can't say we blame them.

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