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DISASSEMBLED: Nintendo's DSi XL

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

A look at the guts of Nintendo's DSi XL.

Hot on the heels of the launch of the DSi XL, Nintendo's newest handheld console, the folks at iFixit have torn the device apart.

As is their tradition, iFixit has torn apart the latest gadget to hit the market and posted the results online for the world to see.

If the start/finish photos above aren't enough to satisfy your needs, head on over to iFixit for the full teardown. Alternatively, you can catch the quick version of the process in the YouTube video below, which shows the full thing in just under three minutes.

iFixit: DSi XL Teardown

Check out our DSi XL review here

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    JMcEntegart , March 29, 2010 3:50 PM
    babybelugaI am really not a fan of that color...


    Tell me about it. Every time I write about the DSi XL, I have to stop myself from typing, "It's $190 and available in yuck red and poo brown."
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    babybeluga , March 29, 2010 3:39 PM
    I am really not a fan of that color...
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    JMcEntegart , March 29, 2010 3:50 PM
    babybelugaI am really not a fan of that color...


    Tell me about it. Every time I write about the DSi XL, I have to stop myself from typing, "It's $190 and available in yuck red and poo brown."
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    mlopinto2k1 , March 29, 2010 3:58 PM
    LOL!
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    pharge , March 29, 2010 4:31 PM
    JMcEntegartTell me about it. Every time I write about the DSi XL, I have to stop myself from typing, "It's $190 and available in yuck red and poo brown."


    I have to aggree with you Jene. I am wondering what's their target customers for Dsi XL? Do they really believe those y*** red and p** brown color are the winners?

    I am the person who like diversity.. but ... but... this appears to be a little hardcore to me...:p  ..

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    gnookergi , March 29, 2010 4:48 PM
    I still don't see the reasoning behind the DSi (Does internet make it that much better?), let alone this. I'll stick to my cheaper and backwards compatible DSLite.
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    steiner666 , March 29, 2010 7:06 PM
    i think every portable device should be immediately available in a matte black finish. Black because it's gender neutral and doesnt reflect light so it wont cause more glare, matte because NO MOBILE DEVICE should be glossy.
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    lauxenburg , March 29, 2010 9:23 PM
    phargeI have to aggree with you Jene. I am wondering what's their target customers for Dsi XL? Do they really believe those y*** red and p** brown color are the winners? I am the person who like diversity.. but ... but... this appears to be a little hardcore to me... ..


    I kind of like it. It looks more classy....which I'd prefer to have when I am playing Pokemon you know. Don't want any haters...

    The bronze isn't bad and the maroon looks alright. Not sure but I appreciate the nice matte finishes.
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    fjjb , March 30, 2010 3:30 AM
    Man look at all that green space in the board without being used, this is unbelievable...... :( 
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    jrharbort , March 30, 2010 6:14 AM
    Wait, so they went backwards in battery technology? Last I checked, the DS lite I purchased far back in 2006 had a 1000 mAh battery.