Teardown Reveals That Nexus 7 Is Easier To Repair Than The iPad

Posted Jul 3, 2012

According to iFixit.com, the Nexus 7 will be easier to repair than the iPad and will live longer than the Kindle Fire. The Google Nexus 7 is 10.4 mm thick versus the 9.4 mm thickness for the iPad. The Nexus 7 is held together with plastic clips instead of being sealed with glue.

?That?s the negligible difference between extending the life of your device through repair, as opposed to tossing it in the landfill,? said iFixit.  iFixit said that the clips will ?make all the difference when the device breaks.?

The teardown revealed a battery that lasts longer than the Kindle Fire.  The Nexus 7 battery has a 9:49 hour lifespan compared to the Kindle Fire’s 7:42 hours.  The LTE iPad has 9:37 hours of battery life and the HSPA 3G Apple tablet has a 9:52 battery life.

The Google Nexus 7 is expected to go on sale for $199 starting mid-July.