Inside Logitech Revue With Google TV, 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
    WOO HOO TAKE IT OFF!!!!

    Sorry I had to do it, the title provoked that response from me :)
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  • lauxenburg
    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
    This is just wrong.. I think you need to tag these articles with NSFW.. it is just too revealing ;)
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