The worst tablet known to mankind has to be seen to be believed, but beware, you'll never un-see it!

The worst tablet known to mankind has to be seen to be believed, but beware, you'll never un-see it!
It's almost 2016 already, and we live in a world where competition is cut-throat and consumer technology has very much peaked. Thanks to this, one expects even cheap hardware these days to be decent, if not outright awesome. Yet, every once in a while, we still come upon a piece of technology whose level of in-your-face awfulness is straight up baffling!

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 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!




source: EEVblog

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48 Comments

1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I saw this video just yesterday. Had to wash my eyes with bleach.

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I feel like a 14 year old can make a better unit than this. lol

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The internals almost gave me a heartattack. LORD JESUS leave this tablet in the barn in Jerusalem after your departure...

34. AlikMalix unregistered

You're a very religious person... And that's ok, but please keep the faith off the tech sites.

36. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2250; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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.

49. jeroen

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 17, 2016

Well, if you spell the manufacturers name ESINOMED backwards you do get DEMONISE, so there IS something potentially religious to it.

37. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

that belongs to mecca ok

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Cool, l would like to experience Windows 10 on this device.

4. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

It's the overacting which I can't stand.

25. Brewski

Posts: 660; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I'd like to see him put it back together and turn it back on.

5. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Omg....hahahaha

6. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

I like it...

7. 2faraway

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

I'll right put it back together will yaa!! AND send it with RMA # so they can fix it! LOL!

8. Proxy.from.Deep

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

1. Name - "Demonise" . 2. Soldering - zomg. 3. just wtf...

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

may be it was an effort of some engineering student, who didnt have much resources to do any better

18. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

There are 11 or more in existence

22. Hashed unregistered

So it's a limited edition. maybe an invitation is required in order to get one.

30. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah limited s**tty edition, you need to poop in a bag in order to get your invitation. lmao! +1

10. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

This is a typical engineering(referred as Bachelor of Technology in some countries) final year project.

11. RangoX

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

But, but... it says Professional, it must be good.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm curious to know if those batteries were strong enough to run it and for how long? What country was it made in, and what hospital was using it and for how long?

13. Landon

Posts: 1232; Member since: May 07, 2015

Put an Apple logo on that and sell millions!

14. shinywindow unregistered

You took the words right out of my mouth..krapple sux.

24. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Eh.... What ? https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Pro+Teardown/52599 Does this thing even classify as a piece of consumer electronics ?

27. Landon

Posts: 1232; Member since: May 07, 2015

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

31. mrochester

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

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.

32. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

"Android fans will buy anything that's cheaper, erroneously thinking that cheaper = better." Lol you're pretty narrow minded for saying that. Andriod cost as much as apple these days.

40. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

not a hater, actually love some Apple products (iPad minis), but this comment is the most narrow-minded fanboy comment of the day.

45. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

And samsung put their logo on it the following year and "hope" to sell millioms as well, we all know how that goes;)

15. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Looks like a damn bomb lol

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