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HP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC Teardown

06 January 2010
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Technology Teardown Services.

Overview / Main Features

The HP Pavilion MS208CN is a low cost "all-in-one desktop computer developed for (in this case) the Chinese market. Similar MS200-series all-in-ones models are designed to address various world markets and share an overall similar industrial design which mimics that of the pioneering Apple iMac design.

This particular HP Pavilion MS208CN under analysis is configured with an AMD Athlon X2 CPU along with an AMD m780G chipset. The all-in-one desktop comes with 16:9 format 18.5 inch integrated display, 640GB hard drive, built in slim DVD+/-RW drive and 4GB of RAM. Also, a half miniPCIe module provides WLAN access.

Also, the MS208CN comes packaged with a non-bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse solution.

HP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC Main ImageHP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC Main Image

Target Market

General consumers

Released

June 26, 2009

HP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC - Motherboard TopHP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC - Motherboard Top

Pricing and Availability

Pricing - The HP Pavilion MS208CN is sold specifically in China (hence, the ""CN" denotation) for approximately $600 USD.

Availability - China (PRC)

Volume Estimations

For the purposes of this teardown analysis, we have assumed a lifetime production volume of 1.5M 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.

HP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC - Motherboard BottomHP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC - Motherboard Bottom
Cost Notes

Major Cost Drivers (Representing ~80% of Total Direct Materials Costs)

Hynix - HYMP125S64CP8-S6 - SODIMM DDR2 - 2GB, 800MHz, PC2-6400 (Qty:2)

LG Philips - LM185WH1-TLB1 - LCD Display Unit Value Line Item - 18.5' TFT LCD, 16.7M Colors, 0.3mm x 0.3mm Pixel Pitch, 409.8mm x 230.4mm Viewable Area, 1366x768 (WXGA), 16:9 Aspect Ratio

Western Digital - WD6400AAKS - Hard Drive - 640GB, 3.5', SATA 3Gb/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Buffer

AMD - ADJ6850IAA5DO - CPU - AMD Athlon X2, HyperTransport, 64-Bit, Dual-Core, 1.8GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 2000MHz FSB, 22W

Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology - TS-L633M/HPAH - Optical Drive - Slim Internal Type, Drawer Load, SATA, 8X DV-R/RW, 24X/24X/24X CD-R/RW/ROM

KG-0851 - Wireless Keyboard Value Line Item - 2.4GHz

AMD - 216-0674026 - Northbridge - Graphics Controller (AMD m780G)

AMD - 218S7EBLA12FG - Southbridge - I/O Controller Hub (AMD SB700)

HannStar - 6-Layer - FR4, Lead-Free

Cooler Assembly - Die-Cast Aluminum, Copper Heat Tube and Machined Aluminum Fins, w/ 4 Mounting Tabs, 10 Rivets

MG-0856 - Wireless Mouse Value Line Item - 2.4GHz

Enclosure, Main, Top - Injection Molded ABS Polycarbonate, Printed, Cleat Coat, w/ 2 Brass Inserts

WLAN Half Mini PCIe Module Value Line Item - 802.11b/g

Camera Module - VGA, CMOS, 1/6' Format, Fixed Lens

Enclosure, Main, Bottom - Black Injection Molded ABS Polycarbonate, w/ 1 Brass Insert

Display Module Mounting Bracket - Stamped / Formed Galvanized Steel, 29 Press-In Threaded Standoffs

CCFL Inverter

Materials and Manufacturing $443.06

HP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC Cost AnalysisHP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC Cost Analysis


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.

HP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC - Enclosure DisassemblyHP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC - Enclosure Disassembly

Manufacturing Notes

OEM/ODM/EMS Relationships / Manufacturing

Per iSuppli's own Global OEM Manufacturing and Design Analysis (GOMDA) report, HP outsources nearly 80% of servers to EMS providers and ODMs (the latter representing nearly 60% of the HP server business overall). According to HP's documentation, the MS208CN motherboard (code name ""Capirona") was manufactured by Quanta. However, the exact EMS/ODM for the entire system is not known at this time.

Country of Origin / Volume Assumptions

Based on markings, the HP Pavilion All-in-One desktop computer was manufactured in China. Furthermore, we have assumed that custom mechanicals (plastics, metals, etc.) were 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 DIMM modules), 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 pin count of the device. This calculation is affected by country or region of origin as well.

Design for Manufacturing / Device Complexity

The HP Pavilion MS208CN has a component count of 2083, of which, 321 are mechanical in nature. 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.

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.

Design Notes

Here is a summary of the major subsystems and components in the HP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One design:

Motherboard

CPU

  • AMD - AMD Athlon X2 - ADJ6850IAA5DO

Chipset

  • Northbridge - AMD m780G
  • Southbridge - AMD SB700

I/O & Interface

  • I/O Controller - iTE - IT8512E
  • Audio Codec - Realtek - ALC269W-GR
  • Memory Card Host Controller - JMicron Technology - JMB385
  • Ethernet Controller - Realtek - RTL8103EL-GR

Power Supply

  • SMPS Controller - Richtek - RT8206BGQW

Clock

  • Clock Generator - Silego - SLG8SP628V

Display

  • LCD Display Unit - LG Philips - LM185WH1-TLB1 (18.5' TFT LCD, 16.7M Colors, 0.3mm x 0.3mm Pixel Pitch, 409.8mm x 230.4mm Viewable Area, 1366x768 (WXGA), 16:9 Aspect Ratio)

Memory

  • SODIMM DDR2 - 2GB, 800MHz, PC2-6400 (Qty.2 ) Hynix - HYMP125S64CP8-S6

Storage

  • Hard Drive - Western Digital - WD6400AAKS (640GB, 3.5', SATA 3Gb/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Buffer)
  • Optical Drive - Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology - TS-L633M/HPAH (Slim Internal Type, Drawer Load, SATA, 8X DV-R/RW, 24X/24X/24X CD-R/RW/ROM)

HP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC - Box ContentsHP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One Desktop PC - Box Contents



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