$180 RAMOS MID W9 Android Tablet teardown

$180 RAMOS MID W9 Android Tablet teardown

Summary: Bill Detwiler cracks open the $180 RAMOS MID W9 Android Tablet. This low-price tablet has chips from Samsung, Hynix, Rockchip, and Analogix.

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  • The RAMOS MID W9 uses a Samsung  SWL-2480 802.11b/g Wi-Fi module.

    Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

  • The RAMOS MID W9 maind PCB has markings that indcate the board was either made by, or for Rockchip, which isn't surprising as the device uses the Rockchip RK2818 processor.

    Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

  • The RAMOS MID W9 wasn't difficult to crack open. Unfortunately, the fact that its internal components are soldered to the main PCB make is very difficult to repair.

    For a complete review of the RAMOS MID W9, check out Mark Kaelin's TechRepublic review.

    Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

Topics: Processors, Hardware, iPad, Laptops, Mobility, Networking, Samsung, Tablets

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