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How to Make an Apple iPad 4G Tablet

Updated on March 17, 2012

What would it take to build your own Apple iPad 4G? Well, if you gather all the parts as Apple would, the parts would cost about $310-410. The iPad2 and iPad 3G cost, in parts, ran to around $275.

To build your iPad 4G, you willing the following:

  • 5MP Camera- $12.50
  • Display and Touchscreen (Samsung or LG)- $95
  • Non-electronic parts (buttons etc.)- $20
  • Flash memory (16 GB) - $16
  • Apple 5X processor- $28
  • SDRAM- $8.50
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS integrated Qualcom board- $27
  • 42.5 watt lithium battery- $30
  • Misc.material- $72

The A5X processor is a dual-core Cortex-A9 running at 1GHz, and is the same CPU as in the previous iPad. The The 2,048-by-1,536-pixel Retina display is one of the reasons you would buy it over an older model. Stunning is the best description. The video camera now records at 1080p, so the video is superb but the file size is huge, keep that in mind. Except more minor items, the new model is really only worth it if you don't have the iPad 2. If you trade in your old one, the cost for the new iPad runs around $350-400.

Tablet computers are nice and a fad. There is a impracticality to them. I owned one and found them unnecessary especially if you have a decent laptop! The worse things I hate about them is that the screen can easily be scratched and because it is touchscreen, the screen always has a ton of fingerprints on it and when you are in daylight, they are annoying. Oh, that's the other thing, the glare off the screen. The one thing that does make you want to own one are the apps for it.

But I guess I can live without.


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      Jayfort 5 years ago

      I own a Pandigital Novel eReader. Shortly after I purchased it, Pandigital issued a firmware update that turned the Novel into an Android-based tablet. I still use it primarily as a digital reader although I occasionally surf the Web from my easy chair with it.