ASUS' new Eee PC 1015P/1015PE has shown up at the FCC for a quick dismantling, and it brought its user manual along with it. The 10.1-inch netbook made its debut at CeBIT 2010 a few months back, promising up to 14hrs of runtime from the standard 6-cell battery and - on certain models - USB 3.0 connectivity.
We don't know about anyone else, but we can't help but hear the endearing robot from Short Circuit squealing "No disassemble Johnny 5!" when we watch this video of the Motorola DROID X stripped from working handset to constituent parts. Still, the handiwork of DroidX does at least show us what's happening inside Motorola's latest Android smartphone, and if you ever find yourself needing to replace the display or some other component then the walkthrough could be pretty useful.
Video disassembly after the cut
Last we heard, iFixit were in the process of tearing down an iPhone 4 and exposing its delicate innards to the world. That's now finished, and we've got a whole list of parts that help make the Apple smartphone's hardware special. Top of the list for most will be the doubled RAM over the iPad - 512MB versus 256MB, as expected - but there's also an FM radio receiver and a Gorilla Glass fascia.
I already mentioned this morning that the new slim Xbox 360 game console had been torn down and modded. The real hard core geeks out there may have been left wanting after that basic teardown. If you are one of those craving more of a look inside the new Xbox 360, AnandTech has a much more hard core tear down.
Apple's newest Mac mini has suffered the same undignified fate of all fresh Apple products, and gone under the screwdriver in an iFixit teardown. Notably including an HDMI port for the first time, the new Mac mini is another masterpiece of packaging from Cupertino's designers, from its twist-off easy access to the two RAM slots, to the way all the custom components are carefully sandwiched in.
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.