Amazon Fire TV teardown reveals a beastly set-top box
TVByJacob Siegalon Apr 4, 2014 at 2:28 PM Email @JacobSiegal Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google PlusShare on LinkedIn
Amazon’s announcement of the Fire TV on Wednesday didn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone keeping track of the countless leaks, but the specifications of the device did manage to cause a stir. iFixit has given the Fire TV its standard teardown treatment in order to take a look at the parts that power a set-top box three times as powerful as the Apple TV, and to see how easy it would be to repair.
The Fire TV features a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. On the back of the device are five ports: a DC jack, HDMI output, Optical Audio, Ethernet and USB 2.0.
As for repairability, iFixit awards Amazon’s set-top box a 6 out of 10, praising the clean construction and separate power supply, but noting that the heat sink is nearly impossible to remove and all the vital pieces are included on a single board. In other words, don’t let Gary Busey inside your Fire TV.Tags:Amazon, Fire TVVia:Android CentralSource:iFixit Previous ArticlePreviousVideo: Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s square off in fingerprint scanner battleNext ArticleNextVideo: Microsoft shows how insanely fast you can type with new Windows Phone WordFlow tech TrendingU.S. wireless carriers finally have something to fear: GoogleHTC One (M8) vs. Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5s: Guess which phone survives a 7-foot dropMost sophisticated Android malware yet has already infected millionsThank you, Google, for being so ‘evil’Video: Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s square off in fingerprint scanner battle5-year-old discovers huge Xbox One security vulnerabilityRelated ArticlesGreenpeace applauds Apple's 'commitment to renewable energy'Video: Amazon's first Fire TV ad is horrifyingNetflix and Amazon slug it out as content rivalry heats upAmazon opens fire on Apple TV and Chromecast with new Fire TVAmazon will reportedly launch free video streaming service
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