The Sony Xperia Tablet S is much thinner than its predecessor while maintaining its signature wrap around design. Apart of having newer hardware such as Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad core processor, the Xperia Tablet S is more rugged with splash proof features.
To find out what goes inside this aluminium clad body, Sony has released its own official tear down video which is performed by Sony’s very own engineer. While opening the tablet looks fairly easy with hooks and screws, the splash-proof tapes and seals require some force to open. The same goes for its LCD which they took about 20 minutes to remove. The battery on the new Xperia Tablet S takes up more footprint compared to its predecessor but overall it is much thinner to maintain its slim and light profile. They have also revealed that the 2 speakers are moved from the sides to the bottom to avoid hands covering them while in use.
Head after the break for the quick tear down and reassembly video.