Overview / Main Features
The Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 is a value notebook computer powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 processor and GM45 Chipset. This 15.6 inch laptop under analysis is configured with 2GB of DDR3-1066 of memory [on single SO-DIMM module], a 250GB hard-disk drive, Atheros 802.11n-capable WLAN module, as well as a lithium ion 6-cell battery. Also, the Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 comes with a CD/DVD RW optical drive and an integrated VGA-resolution webcam.
Value Notebook Computer Segment
Pricing - The Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 is listed on various online retailers for as low as $550.
Availability - Assumed global
For the purposes of this teardown analysis, we have assumed a lifetime production volume of 3.2M units.
As a reminder, teardown volume production assumptions are primarily used for our cost analysis in terms of amortized NRE and tooling costs, especially for custom components specific to the model being analyzed (mechanical components especially). Unless assumed volumes are different by an order of magnitude, minor changes in volume (say 1 million vs. 2) rarely have a large net effect on our final analysis because of this.
Main Cost Drivers Representing ~86% of total materials cost
AU Optronics - B156XW02 V2 - Display Module Value Line Item - 15.6' TN LCD, 1366 x 768 Pixels (HD), 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 0.252mm x 0.252mm Pixel Size, 262K Colors, 500:1 Contrast Ratio, 220cd/m^2 Brightness, 8ms Response Time, Active Area: 344.2mm x 193.5mm, LED Backlight, 3.3V, 5.5W
Seagate - ST9320325AS - Hard Drive - 250GB, 2.5', SATA 3.0Gb/s, 5400RPM, 8MB Buffer
Intel - AW80577GG0492MH - CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6670, 2.20GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB, 45nm Process
Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology - TS-L633C - DVD/CD RW Drive - Slim Internal Type, Tray Load, SATA
PA3817U-1BRS - Battery Pack - Li-ion, 6-Cell, 10.8V, 4400mAh, 48Wh
Samsung Semiconductor - M471B5673FH0-CF8 - SO-DIMM DDR3-1066 - 2GB, 256Mbx64, 1.5V
Intel - AC82GM45SLB94 - Northbridge - Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (Mobile Intel 82GM45)
HannStar - 6-Layer - FR4, Lead-Free
Intel - AF82801IBMSLB8Q - Southbridge - I/O Controller Hub (Intel ICH9M)
Delta Electronics - ADP-65JH BB - AC Adapter - 19V, 3.42A, 65W, w/ 6ft Cord & Velcro Strap
Darfon Electronics Corp. - NSK-TN0SV - Keyboard Assembly - Injection Molded Plastic Keys, Mounted on Metal Backing Plate, w/ Interconnect Flex
Enclosure, Main, Bottom - Injection Molded Flame Retardant ABS Polycarbonate, Painted, w/ ESD/EMI Coating & 11 Brass Inserts
Cooler Assembly - 3 Stamped / Formed Metal Mounting Brackets, 2 Copper Blocks, Copper Tube, Aluminum Fins, w/ 4 Spring-Loaded Mounting Screws & Thermal Transfer Material
Enclosure, Main, Top - Injection Molded Flame Retardant ABS Polycarbonate, Painted, Printed, w/ 29 Brass Inserts
Webcam PCB - Contains VGA Camera Module, Microphone, USB2.0 Video Interface Controller & Supporting Elements
Enclosure, Display, Top - Injection Molded Flame Retardant ABS Polycarbonate, Painted, Printed, w/ 6 Brass Inserts
Atheros - AR5B95 - WLAN Half Mini PCIe Module Value Line Item - IEEE802.11b/g/n, Contains AR9285 Single-Chip Solution
Synaptics - Touchpad Assembly
Materials and Manufacturing $311.83
What Is Not Included in our Cost Analysis
The total materials and manufacturing costs reported in this analysis reflect ONLY the direct materials cost (from component vendors and assorted EMS providers), AND manufacturing with basic test. Not included in this analysis are costs above and beyond the material manufacture of the core device itself - cost of intellectual property, royalties and licensing fees (those not already included into the per component price), software, software loading and test, shipping, logistics marketing and other channel costs including not only EMS provider and the OEM's margin, but that of other resellers. Our cost analysis is meant to focus on those costs incurred in the manufacture of the core device and exceptionally in some circumstances the packaging and literature as well.
Toshiba's Mobile PC manufacturing profile, according to iSuppli's Global OEM Manufacturing and Design Analysis - GOMDA), is 14.8% In-house and 85.2% outsourced with Inventec, Compal and Quanta, accounting for 38.8%, 31.2% and 14.1% respectively of their out-sourced output capacity.
Country of Origin / Volume Assumptions
Based on markings, the unit was likely assembled in China. Furthermore, we have assumed that custom mechanicals (plastics, metals, etc.) were also sourced in China.
Country of origin assumptions relate directly to the associated cost of manufacturing, where calculated by iSuppli. In the cases of 'finished' sub-assemblies (such as display module), we do not calculate internal manufacturing costs, but rather assess the market price of the finished product in which case country of origin assumptions may or may not have a direct effect on pricing.
Remember also that labor rates are applied directly only to hand inserted components and systems in our bill of materials, and although regional assumptions do, these new rates do not have a direct effect on our modeled calculations of placement costs for automated SMD assembly lines. "Auto inserted components (such as SMT components) placement costs are calculated by an iSuppli algorithm which allocates a cost per component based on the size and pincount of the device. This calculation is affected by country or region of origin as well.
Design for Manufacturing / Device Complexity
The Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 has an overall component count of 1262 (excluding box contents), of which 958 resides on the motherboard. This level of complexity is on par with comparable notebook computers we have analyzed in this category.
Component counts have a direct bearing on the overall manufacturing cycle times and costs, and also can increase or decrease overall yields and re-work. Our calculations of manufacturing costs factor counts and more qualitative complexities in the design. The cost of manufacturing is also, to some extent, decreased in this case because of assumed labor rate applied for China.
Note that manual labor has a much smaller effect on auto-insertion assembly lines (for the Main PCB, for example), where manufacturing costs are much more capital equipment intensive and driven by these investment costs.
Here is a summary of the major components used in the Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 Laptop design:
- Display Module - AU Optronics - B156XW02 V2, 15.6' TN LCD, 1366 x 768 Pixels (HD), 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 0.252mm x 0.252mm Pixel Size, 262K Colors
- Northbridge - Intel - AC82GM45SLB94,Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (Mobile Intel 82GM45)
- Southbridge - Intel - AF82801IBMSLB8Q, I/O Controller Hub (Intel ICH9M)
- Core 2 Duo Processor T6670 - Intel - AW80577GG0492MH
I/O & Interface
- Embedded Controller - Nuvoton - NPCE781LA0DX
- Memory Card Reader Controller - Realtek - RTS5138-GR
- Ethernet Controller - Atheros - AR8152-A, 10/100 Mbps, PCI Express Interface
- Audio Codec - Conexant - CX20671-11Z
- Regulator - Texas Instruments - TPS51620RHA, DC-DC Controller, Dual Phase, Synchronous Step Down, for IMVP6+ CPU/GPU
- Clock Generator - Realtek - RTM875T-606
- SO-DIMM DDR3-1066 - Samsung Semiconductor - M471B5673FH0-CF8, 2GB, 256Mbx64, 1.5V
- WLAN Half Mini PCIe Module - Atheros - AR5B95
- Hard Drive - Seagate - ST9320325AS, 250GB, 2.5', SATA 3.0Gb/s, 5400RPM, 8MB Buffer
- DVD/CD RW Drive - Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology - TS-L633C, Slim Internal Type, Tray Load, SATA
- Battery Pack - Li-ion, 6-Cell, 10.8V, 4400mAh, 48Wh