X

Tearing down HP's TouchPad (photos)

CNET's sister site TechRepublic cracks open the HP TouchPad, and Bill Detwiler offers a rundown on the tablet's technical specifications.

Steven Musil
Steven Musil is the night news editor at CNET News. He's been hooked on tech since learning BASIC in the late '70s. When not cleaning up after his daughter and son, Steven can be found pedaling around the San Francisco Bay Area. Before joining CNET in 2000, Steven spent 10 years at various Bay Area newspapers.
Steven Musil
6253941-620-414_1.jpg
1 of 6 Bill Detwiler/TechRepublic

HP TouchPad

CNET's sister site TechRepublic cracks open the HP TouchPad, and Bill Detwiler offers a rundown on the tablet's technical specifications, showing the hardware inside and explaining why it's built more like a PC than an iPad. Here we see the HP TouchPad as it comes out of the box.

Be sure to check out the full gallery and video of the teardown.

6254279-620-413.jpg
2 of 6 Bill Detwiler/TechRepublic

Open

Inside the case of the HP TouchPad.

Be sure to check out the full gallery and video of the teardown.

6253984-620-414.jpg
3 of 6 Bill Detwiler/TechRepublic

Battery

Removing the battery and main printed circuit board of the HP TouchPad.

Be sure to check out the full gallery and video of the teardown.

6253966-620-414.jpg
4 of 6 Bill Detwiler/TechRepublic

Touch-screen controller

Cypress Semiconductor CY8CTMA395 touch-screen controller for the HP TouchPad.

Be sure to check out the full gallery and video of the teardown.

6254278-620-413.jpg
5 of 6 Bill Detwiler/TechRepublic

Main PCB

The HP TouchPad's main printed circuit board and battery (front).

Be sure to check out the full gallery and video of the teardown.

6254276-620-413.jpg
6 of 6 Bill Detwiler/TechRepublic

Disassembled

All the components of the HP TouchPad, disassembled.

Be sure to check out the full gallery and video of the teardown.

More Galleries

My Favorite Shots From the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera
A houseplant

My Favorite Shots From the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera

20 Photos
Honor's Magic V2 Foldable Is Lighter Than Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra
magic-v2-2024-foldable-1383

Honor's Magic V2 Foldable Is Lighter Than Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra

10 Photos
The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Looks Sweet in Aluminum
Samsung Galaxy S24

The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Looks Sweet in Aluminum

23 Photos
Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra Now Has a Titanium Design
The Galaxy S24 Ultra in multiple colors

Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra Now Has a Titanium Design

23 Photos
I Took 600+ Photos With the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Look at My Favorites
img-0368.jpg

I Took 600+ Photos With the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Look at My Favorites

34 Photos
Do You Know About These 17 Hidden iOS 17 Features?
Invitation for the Apple September iPhone 15 event

Do You Know About These 17 Hidden iOS 17 Features?

18 Photos
AI or Not AI: Can You Spot the Real Photos?
img-1599-2.jpg

AI or Not AI: Can You Spot the Real Photos?

17 Photos