Our HTC EVO 4G review stripped the WiMAX-toting smartphone down to its shockingly red rear panel, but as we've seen before iFixit have no compunction about whipping out the screwdrivers and taking things down to bare circuit boards. They've acquired an EVO 4G ahead of its June 4th retail debut and wasted no time in opening it up.
Sony's second generation VAIO P might arguably only be a gradual evolution of the company's resolutely-widescreen ultraportable platform, but that doesn't mean we don't want to see it in a teardown. Japanese site PC User have done the honors, taking a lime green VAIO P and stripping it down to its constituent parts.
So, now that you've seen and read up on the unboxing of the latest model of the iPad, let's take a look at iFixit's teardown of the magical, revolutionary, and 3G-enabled tablet from Apple. While the majority of it shows the same old, same old (it is, after all, an iPad), there's a few tricks that Apple was obviously holding up their sleeve for just this moment. And, just as you can see from the speed test we ran, it looks like Apple may have hit this one out of the ballpark.
Like any new Apple product, the MacBook Pro has to go through the rite of passage that is an iFixit teardown. The company have unleashed their usual screwdrivers, spudgers and tickling sticks and whipped open the 15-inch notebook's unibody aluminum case to reveal - in this particular model - the Intel Core i5 processor lurking inside. While the headline changes are the CPU and GPU, iFixit found a few more modifications that are less obvious.
Dissection of Apple's iPad is already turning up some interesting findings, but while the silicon analysts are digging through the A4 chipset's various layers, iSuppli are more concerned with the cost. They've been looking at how much the iPad comes to purely in terms of its components, and reckon that for a $499 16GB WiFi iPad, Apple are spending $259.60.
iFixit's iPad teardown turned up the expected huge battery and dinky circuit boards, but of course our prime interest has been in the custom Apple A4 processor that keeps the iPad whipping along. While we know it's ARM based, Apple have been unduly coy in spilling any other information about the 1GHz chipset; iFixit decided to send the die over to Chipworks, who specialise in taking a more forensic look at silicon.
Like being brutalised in boarding school showers, suffering the indignity of a teardown is mandatory for today's top tech. iFixit have taken their screwdrivers and spudgers to the Nintendo DSi XL, fresh to the US this weekend, and now splayed across a table for us to pick through its components.
The Dell Mini 5 (aka Dell Streak) may have made its debut at CES 2010, but the company were still keeping most of the technical specifications close to their chest. Unfortunately they obviously didn't count on a pre-release teardown taking place; over in the Tinhte forums, user cuhiep has stripped the 5-inch Android MID down to its 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
Video teardown after the cut
If teardowns are guilty titillation for the geek who likes to see must-have gadgets stripped to their component parts, iSuppli's versions are the respectable analysis that leave us believing we've actually learned something important afterward. Latest across their bench is the Motorola DROID, and iSuppli reckon the Android smartphone costs Moto $179.11 in parts and a further $8.64 per handset to manufacture.