A disassembly guide recently published by iFixit allows us to discover the innards of the new Google Pixel Tablet, and to see that the interior of the slate is very empty. Free space that could easily have been used to install a larger battery, or to add better components.
The Pixel Tablet passed into the hands of iFixit experts // Source: iFixit
Google seems to have done things to the minimum for its Pixel Tablet. In any case, this is what we deduce after reading a guide to dismantling the slate, published recently by the iFixit specialists. We discover a tablet with a surprisingly large interior space… which could have been used much better by Google. Because as Android Authority rightly points out, what’s interesting here is not what’s inside the Pixel Tablet, but rather what’s not there.
In this case, Google could have completely optimized this space to accommodate a larger battery (which would surely have improved the weak autonomy that we mentioned in our test), or even better speakers, a better cooling system, a microSD slot to add storage, or even a jack socket. It is not so.
The diagonal of the void
As Ars Technica points out. It appears as it stands that the components of the Pixel Tablet were initially designed for a much smaller tablet, which would explain the presence of so much empty space on the final 11-inch model. An explanation that would make sense, because otherwise, Google would simply have poorly designed its tablet.
When compared to competing tablets, like the Galaxy Tab S8, for example, the Pixel Tablet actually differs completely in terms of internal design. On Samsung’s slate, which is just a few grams heavier, the battery occupies the available space much better, the cable management is more careful and not a single square centimeter of space is wasted inside the chassis. A design perfectly in line with market standards, the interior of iPads and other Lenovo Tab P12s being more or less organized in the same way.
The interior of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 // Source: PBKReviews
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