The worst tablet known to mankind has to be seen to be believed, but beware, you'll never un-see it!
posted by Luis D. / Nov 30, 2015, 9:30 AM
One such device that stands out like a sore thumb among the crowd of perfectly adequate, low cost tablet computers, is the technological abomination called the Esinomed Infoview Medical Tablet Computer. This barrell bottom of design elegance and electrical engineering is designed for use in hospitals, displaying medical data about patients to doctors and nurses. All is fine and well on the outside, but tearing down this beast unravels a maze of technological torment before us.
Above all, the tablet looks not like a finished, shipment-ready product, but more like a hacked together prototype produced in a garage. Yes, this is how Apple and other technological greats started down in the Valley, after all! But compared to the efficient, miniaturized elegance of an iPad's insides — or heck, any modest, no-name tablet's build — this right here is an incident in the waiting!
The battery pack living inside this thing is a literal pack of rechargeable AA batteries, soldered and taped together into an amalgam of electricity and regret.
The journey through this mess starts with the first eye-poking detail, a hand-etched board for the power supply. Was someone in a hurry, or overly eager for DIY experience? For better or worse, we'll never know. Moving on, we get to an off-the-shelf embedded PC mainboard, based upon an 800MHz AMD Geode NX800LX Nano-ITX Motherboard. This is about the only adequate component ticking inside this Windows XP-running time bomb, and it gets progressively darker from here on.
Sifting past some chopped off wires, EEVblog's David Jones points out that the case holding this thing together seems to be made of plywood or other unsightly material, only to pull off a controller board that has a USB cable soldered right onto it, just like that. The board is stuck to the bottom with double-sided adhesive tape...
Yes, double-sided adhesive tape.
And then, we have the power supply's output soldered directly to the mainboard. What is it that supplies the power, though? You don't want to know the answer, but we'll give it to you anyway. The battery pack living inside this thing is a literal pack of rechargeable AA batteries, soldered and taped together into an amalgam of regret and electricity. Mind you, there aren't even sockets between the batteries — they are directly soldered to each other, connected with whatever wires were floating around the shop.
We rest our case here and sign off with the disturbing knowledge that there are at least 11 units of the Esinomed "What The Heck" Computer in existence, and some of them could even be in operation some place, somewhere. See the gruesome photos and video below yourself, if you can handle them!
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I saw this video just yesterday. Had to wash my eyes with bleach.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 9:34 AM 9
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The internals almost gave me a heartattack. LORD JESUS leave this tablet in the barn in Jerusalem after your departure...
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 9:37 AM 15
You're a very religious person... And that's ok, but please keep the faith off the tech sites.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 3:39 PM 0
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He was making a joke. It's not as if he asked us all to pray. So maybe you should just relax and stop taking everything so offensively. You sound like one of those people that feels "triggered" by certain words or phrases just because you don't like it.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 4:45 PM 23
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It's the overacting which I can't stand.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 9:51 AM 2
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may be it was an effort of some engineering student, who didnt have much resources to do any better
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 10:23 AM 0
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There are 11 or more in existence
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 11:32 AM 0
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Put an Apple logo on that and sell millions!
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 10:43 AM 28
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Eh.... What ? https://www.ifixit.com/Teardow
Does this thing even classify as a piece of consumer electronics ?
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 12:21 PM 2
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This product is obviously not up to Apple standards...or Samsung's, Sony's, Lg's, and almost every other company that makes tablets. I was simply referring to Apple fans purchasing anything that has an Apple logo on it. :D
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 12:40 PM 1
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If anything, Apple fans are mostly looking to buy quality products, hence their purchase of an Apple product in the first place. You'll probably find most Apple fans have nice things. This sort of product is more like a no name Android tablet. Android fans will buy anything that's cheaper, erroneously thinking that cheaper = better.
posted on Nov 30, 2015, 2:06 PM 3
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