Logitech Revue teardown

The Logitech Revue just came out, but it couldn't fend off the prying hands of the iFixit gang for long. After a disassembly that they rated 8 out of 10 (with 10 being easiest to open and repair), iFixit discovered a couple hardware specs that Logitech had not announced yet. Namely, the Google TV device is running off a 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, and has 5GB of NAND flash memory. These specs compare pretty favorably to the new Apple TV, leaving us to wonder why Logitech couldn't get that $299 price down to make it an impulse-buy for consumers. Any early adopters looking to tinker with their Revue should check out the step-by-step guide past the link, along with a detailed list of the hardware Logitech is using (hint: it shares a component with the Kin Two!). [iFixit

 
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I think that with all the harmony remote features, the price is justified to a point. After that it is about being an early adapter. Loving mine. No buyers remorse here.

GrenadeZ says:

Gangster. I can't wait to order mine!!! I see beautiful use in streaming web server content from different servers hosted online depending on my location.

sp991 says:

So why can't I just run this "OS" on my HTPC. It's a 1.6GHz Atom 230 with NVIDIA ION, 2GB of RAM, and a 40GB SSD?

weehooherod says:

You can run Android on it.