The Lenovo LePad Android tablet isn’t due out in the US until later this year, but it’s already available in China. The tablet features a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and runs Google Android 2.2. And now thanks to the folks at Chinese site IMP3, we know what the tablet looks like when you dissect it.
The tablet apparently has a Toshiba flash storage card and Wolfson audio processor. As is par for the course in Android tablets, the 27Whr battery also appearst o be about half the size of the case.
Honestly, once you’ve seen one Android tablet with its top taken off, you pretty much know what to expect. In this case, that’s a battery that wasn’t meant to be user replaceable, and storage, memory, and other components soldered to the motherboard. These guys aren’t meant to be user upgradeable.
According to Wolfson, the WM8804 is an S/PDIF transceiver chip, not an audio codec. Aren’t the Snapdragons all true Systems-on-Chips, which negates the need for a separate audio processor?
“Honestly, once you’ve seen one Android tablet with its top taken off…” it’s hard to believe that manufacturers can charge so much for so little or that consumers fall for it. Less equipment than a similar netbook and a higher price. Brilliant!
Yes, more or less. But not all are built with equal craftsman. That could account for some of the price difference. But hey, if I can sell my product for more, I.e. people will pay that much, then that’s going to be the price. You can’t blame them for that.
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