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Finally: Galaxy Tab Gets the Teardown Treatment

The Galaxy Tab has been in and out of the news for months. It's so hard to believe it only became available this past week, as we, like many people, felt we knew everything about the device before we'd even touched it.

Still, nothing compares to seeing the actual device in person, and most new Galaxy Tab owners will still be reveling in how it feels to have the tablet in their hands. The glossy, almost slippery exterior, the soft, rounded corners… For a product they know so much about, it all feels so new and unfamiliar.

However, we're willing to bet the last thing on any of their minds is defiling it by tearing it open just to get a look at the 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 1.5GB of RAM nestled inside. 

Luckily, Dr. iFixit is back again, with his handy bag of surgical tools. Click on through to see the how Samsung assembled this bad boy.

  • Albyint
    But will it blend?
  • toastninja17
    AlbyintBut will it blend?
    You better believe it
  • toastninja17
    I would buy one over an iPad ANY day
  • mlopinto2k1
    Look. A giant battery, a small board and a screen. Nothing new here.
  • dEAne
    Here we go again thanks tom, This product is too new to me.
  • eddieroolz
    Those batteries are huge compared to the rest of the device.

    Time to fuel some more inventions in the battery department, everyone!
  • eklipz330
    still a tablet. me no like tablets. u shud tear all of them open
  • chunkymonster
    Was hot to buy a Galaxy Tab until I learned that the American version does not have voice plans available. Only interested in a tablet if I can use it make phone calls on top of everything a tablet should be able to do.

    I think I might spend my hard earned cash on a Dell Streak. It's Android based, shirt chest pocket sized, wide screen big enough without being too small for web and video; PLUS YOU CAN ACTUALLY MAKE PHONE CALLS ON THE DELL STREAK!

    Samsung dropped the ball by not negotiating a voice plan for the Galaxy Tab in the U.S.
  • rpmrush
    It's a tablet..not a PHONE!!!