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Inside Logitech Revue With Google TV, Undressed

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The Logitech Revue has been undressed ...

Logitech's Revue is so new, you probably haven't even gotten your preorder yet. However, as always, the folks at iFixit have gotten the latest gadgets before everyone else, and as always, they're teasing us by taking it apart instead of using it for its intended purpose.

Most of the time we know exactly what's inside whatever iFixit is taking apart long before the team whips out its screw drivers and spudgers. However, the Logitech Revue wasn't nearly as talked about as say, the newest Apple TV, so let's run through the specs really quickly for those who have no idea what they're looking at:

The Logitech Revue is the first Google TV device to hit the market so it's kind of special in that regard. That said, Google is partnering with Intel on this project, so don't be surprised to see a lot of Atoms in Google TV products (TVs and companion boxes alike). Kicking things off is the Logitech Revue with a 1.2GHz Atom (Apple TV's A4 is 1GHz). Accompanying that Atom is 1GB DDR3 RAM, and 5GB NAND flash. Just for the sake of comparison, Apple TV has 256MB of RAM but wins out when it comes to storage with 8GB of flash.

The iFixit team found the Revue fairly easy to take apart (scoring an 8 out of 10 on the repairability scale), and found "a ton of unused space" inside. This, along with a fan that blows air directly across the CPU heatsink, should help keep things nice cool.

Check out the gallery below for the full teardown, and be sure to click through to iFixit for instructions on how to do it yourself.

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    Camikazi , October 27, 2010 1:39 AM
    WOO HOO TAKE IT OFF!!!!

    Sorry I had to do it, the title provoked that response from me :) 
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    lauxenburg , October 27, 2010 2:10 AM
    I'm pleasantly surprised. A Gigabyte board. Solid caps (or so it appears), ferrite chokes among other things. Looks like a pretty well built machine.

    This is compared to my cable box which runs at about 9,000C with huge through hole electrolytic junk caps.

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    bachok83 , October 27, 2010 2:10 AM
    This is just wrong.. I think you need to tag these articles with NSFW.. it is just too revealing ;) 
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    winner4455 , October 27, 2010 2:26 AM
    Oh my, my parents walked in when I was looking at this... Stupid strict computer parents.
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    gekko668 , October 27, 2010 2:46 AM
    Gadget porn for the nerd.
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    Flameout , October 27, 2010 2:59 AM
    i wonder why google didn't go with amd?
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    theoutbound , October 27, 2010 3:07 AM
    Impressive looking box. I would love to see a revue. Sorry, but it had to be done.
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    Darkerson , October 27, 2010 3:09 AM
    Not bad. It looks to be well built and with the exception of having a little less flash storage then the AppleTV, it seems like it would be more capable in all the other departments.
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    liveonc , October 27, 2010 5:22 AM
    The box is my only complaint. I'd prefer one of those passive fully aluminum casings. Laptops have active cooling pads & even passive cooling mats for those who'd like to help out from the outside. Docking stations are nothing new & wireless charging is even possible the same way cordless mice without batteries are done. Some things are best done from the outside, but the casing has to complement these external accessories.
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    dEAne , October 27, 2010 5:58 AM
    Quite new to me it is like a switch hub to me.
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    alyoshka , October 27, 2010 8:12 AM
    Looks amazingly cute... :) 
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    lukeiamyourfather , October 27, 2010 1:59 PM
    Since it uses commodity hardware like an Atom processor, I wonder if people will be able to put Google TV on their own HTPC? The whole idea would be a lot more appealing to me if that was the case.
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    arges86 , October 27, 2010 4:04 PM
    I guess i'm still confused on why you'd buy this over a TV Tuner card...
    either for a desktop or a notebook.
    Its not that hard now-a-days to connect a PC to your TV. Nearly every video card as an HDMI out (or DVI to convert)
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    grieve , October 27, 2010 7:17 PM
    bachok83This is just wrong.. I think you need to tag these articles with NSFW.. it is just too revealing

    I know right...
    i was googling porn and found this! i couldn't leave....
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    grieve , October 27, 2010 7:18 PM
    theoutboundImpressive looking box. I would love to see a revue. Sorry, but it had to be done.

    I see what you did there....

    "box" snicker.
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    sudeshc , October 28, 2010 6:55 AM
    looks impressive, would love to see a benchmark.
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    Anonymous , November 22, 2011 2:37 PM
    Can LR play videos stored in a WD memory via its USB? eliort@aol.com