"Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1"
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Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
The galaxy note ten point one is Samsung's most powerful feature packed and expensive Android tablet.
But as I'll show you today.
It also snapped open easy to service and has a few design improvements over last year's ten inch Galaxy Tab.
I -- that -- and this is cracking open.
After cracking open Samsung's Galaxy Tab ten point one last year.
I criticized the tablet for feeling flames and having tamper resistant screws on the back cover.
Thankfully Samsung addressed both these concerns in the new ten inch note.
Now opening the note ten point one is difficult but there is a trick to you must remove the piece of tram runs along the devices upper edge.
And the three Phillips screws underneath.
Then starting at the top of the back cover and working your way down each side. Popped loose the --
With each side free you can then lift the cover off from the top.
Now we're inside a few things jump out first the notes internal design is very similar to last year's ten inch galaxy --
The battery sits in the center of the case with the motherboard at the top and speakers on either side.
The ribbon cables for the digitize -- display and docking connector run from the bottom edge across the battery to the motherboard.
Second like the tab most of the notes hardware is easily accessible and can be removed with a triple zero Phillips screwdriver.
Unfortunately. Also liked to have the display and front panel assembly are a single unit.
The notes internal frank which holds the LCD in place is attached to the front panel assembly with a process called thermal -- --
-- to remove the frame and get to the display you must break the stakes.
If you're careful you can do this without damaging the display or the internal --
So technically you can't replace one without replacing the other.
But it's clear that Samsung man for the screen front panel and frame to be replaced as one piece.
Despite their similarities there are a few important differences between the note and the ten.
First are the storage slot for the notes -- hand and the embedded contact which tells the tablet win the stylus is in use.
Second is the piece of molding that runs around the tablet outer edge and is mounted between the front panels Basil and internal frank.
Those plastics -- mentioned earlier are actually part of this mold.
The older Galaxy Tab didn't have this molding its front panel was attached directly to the internal frank.
I'm given that the note back cover -- just as flexible as the hands and -- internal frames are so similar.
I suspect -- molding helps give the note a more rigid field which is a big improvement over the Galaxy Tab.
Overall though Samsung galaxy note ten point one is a solid Android tablet.
It has a one point four gigahertz Quad Core X -- -- processors.
Two gigs of ram front and rear cameras a micro SD card slot and comes with either sixteen or 32 gigs of storage.
Our test unit was a Wi-Fi only model but NHS PA plus global version is also available.
As cnet's Eric Franklin wrote this is the best Samsung tablet yet now for more information on the galaxy note ten point one.
Including real world use and performance tests check out Eric's full review. In the --
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