Nexus 7 teardown proves that cheap isn’t always a bad thing

The Nexus 7 is Google’s new hotness, coming to market at $209 CAD with a 7-inch HD screen and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. A year ago these specs at this price would have seemed impossible, but from working with Asus the company has managed to bring down prices significantly without making too many sacrifices.

The one thing that’s missing is a back camera, a largely superfluous addition on a tablet. But inside the chassis is a Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, a 4326 mAh, 16 Wh battery and a repairability score of 7/10, making it far more attractive to modders, hackers and DIYers than the new iPad.

An interesting note is that the Nexus 7 comes with two speaker drivers, though only one speaker grill to cover them. This should provide true stereo sound, though with minimal separation. There are also two microphones for improved voice recognition, something that we’re sure will benefit the newly-offline Voice Dictation capabilities of Jelly Bean.

For more information on the Nexus 7 teardown, head to iFixit.

Via: The Verge

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