TechRepublic took a new HP Touchpad and ripped it to shreds out of curiosity. What'd they find? For starters, it's built more like a computer, which is to say that most of the components are user replaceable (including the battery).

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They also say that it's pretty easy to disassemble, requiring little more than a phillips screwdriver. And if you're curious as to what each and every component looks like up close, check out the full teardown over at [Tech Republic].