Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Teardown Reveals an Easy-to-Fix Device
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 is so repairable, and so user- and planet-friendly, it had the iFixit teardown team flush with compliments. The Note 10.1 earned an 8 out of 10 for its ease of repair while the iPad 3 has earned a 2.Tech repair site iFixit's teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet reads more like a smackdown of the Apple iPad 3. On its 1 to 10 scale in which higher is more repairable, iFixit gave the iPad 3 an embarrassingly low 2, for which it received a lot of heat from readers, iFixit's Miroslav Djuric wrote in an Aug. 20 blog post. Readers commented that, with a device so thin, it would be impossible to use clips instead of glue to attach the front glass to the tablet.
"Enter the Note 10.1," wrote Duric, "with a thickness of 8.9mm. It's actually thinner than the iPad 3, and almost the same thickness as the iPad 2. And guess what? It's held in place with a clever system of clips, similar to the original iPad."
If Apple ships 1 million iPads today, at 1.44 pounds each, that means 650 metric tons of unrepairable toxic iPad are going out just today. And Apple's the most valuable company in the world. ... They're recognized as leaders in the design and business worlds. If Apple is going to be at the head of the pack, we must ask them to lead responsibly. And in electronics, leading responsibly means that your devices must be sustainably made and designed to last. Designed for use. Designed for repair. Designed for a more sustainable future. The iPad isn't.Perhaps in more ways than one, Samsung has put in its bid to be pack leader. Follow Michelle Maisto on Twitter.