Kindle Fire HD 6 Teardown

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greater integration
naperlou   10/21/2014 9:49:34 AM
I see you gave this device a high score.  It certianly deserves it.  There seems to be a good deal of integration at the chip level.  This is a result of the MediaTek processor that combines two types of ARM processor.  This gives just the right amount of processing power without the chip count.

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Re: greater integration
AnandY   10/21/2014 1:54:27 PM
Also the device works on a processor that delivers two 1.5 ghz and two 1.2 ghz processors running in tandem. If the chip architecture can support different cores at different speeds without compromising battery life and heat issues, then the device can stay juiced up above 8 hours.

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Replaceable Glass
tekochip   10/21/2014 12:15:51 PM
and a nearly replaceable battery?  Bless my soul, I even saw a screwdriver being used in the teardown.

I do worry about flexing too much on the batteries.  I know I mentioned this before but I'll say it again; I had a lithium battery go wrong on me once and it blew up in my face.  The stuff bursts into flames on its own and explodes into more pieces that explode in flames in a scene I can only compare to a movie "Gremlin" getting wet.  Not to mention the stuff really stings when you get it in your eyes and on your skin.

Other than a couple scars on my neck and chest, I got away clean.

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Re: Replaceable Glass
AnandY   10/21/2014 1:46:28 PM
Lithium batteries can explode in contact with a metal object (like a screwdriver) if the battery is hot. You are pretty lucky you got away with it.

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