Kindle 2 gets naked

Anyway, the total geeks (that is a huge compliment) over at ifixit have gutted the Amazon Kindle 2 to see what makes it tick.

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Anyway, the total geeks (that is a huge compliment) over at ifixit have gutted the Amazon Kindle 2 to see what makes it tick.

Here are a few highlights from their findings:

  • According to the article, the Kindle 2 has a 532MHz 90nm ARM11-based Freescale MCIMX31L CPU, compared with the 412MHz ARM1176JZ-S of the iPhone 3G.
  • When they completely disconnected the screen from the battery, the content on the screen remained crystal clear even though there was no power to it.
  • Pound for pound, it's more expensive than the MacBook Pro 17-inch Unibody, since the Kindle 2 weighs only 10.2 ounces.
  • Disassembling the Kindle 2 was supposedly simple as they removed "only" 26 screws and disconnected four connectors.

Ahh, the good old days of tinkering with electronics. I'm glad the guys at ifixit were the ones to do this though. As much as I love taking things apart, putting 26 screws back in is for the birds.

 

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