HTC One X Video
From the mediocre Lumia 900 to repair-friendly $7,000 PC, Bill Detwiler counts down the top five Cracking Open hardware teardowns of 2012.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Microsoft Surface Pro and finds a laptop-like tablet that's extremely difficult to service and repair.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Surface 2 and discovers a redesigned interior that makes repairing the device difficult and time consuming.
Bill Detwiler shows you how to crack open the iPhone 5S, walks you around the internal hardware, and suggests two design changes that would simplify repairs.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Android tablet and finds an easy-to-open case, clean hardware layout, and replaceable battery.
Bill Detwiler cracks open Google Glass and discovers the wearable computer's sturdy construction also makes repairs impractical.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Iconia Tab A510 and explains the good, bad and interesting of the Android tablet's internal hardware and design.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Inside, he finds a familiar Samsung tablet design and lots of the company's homegrown hardware.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 5 and shows you how the redesigned case and interior make it easier to disassemble and repair.
The Galaxy S III is to crack open, but Bill Detwiler explains why replacing the screen or front panel will be costly.