Overview / Main Features
The HP DV5-2230US notebook computer under analysis here is a 14.5 inch laptop featuring Intel Core i3-380M processor and HM55 platform controller system. The Sony laptop comes configured with 4GB of SO-DIMM memory as well as a 500GB hard disk drive. Wireless connectivity included is an Intel half mini PCIe WLAN card.
Pricing - The DV5-2230US currently sells for as low as $650 at major online outlets in the US
Availability - US
For the purposes of this teardown analysis, we have applied a lifetime production volume of approximately 2.5M 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.
Main Cost Drivers ~85% of Total Materials Cost
Intel - CP80617004116AH - CPU - Intel Core i3-380M, Dual Core, 2.53GHz, 3MB L3 Cache, 32nm Process
Samsung - LTN145AT01-H01 - Display Module Value Line Item - 14.5' TFT LCD, 1366 x 768 Pixels, 262K Colors, LED Backlight
Western Digital - WD5000BEVT - Hard Drive - 500GB, 2.5', SATA 3Gb/s, 5400RPM, 8MB Buffer
Samsung Semiconductor - M471B5773CHS-CH9 - SO-DIMM DDR3-1333 - 2GB, 256Mx64, 1.5V, Contain 8 Samsung Semiconductor K4B2G0846C Memory Ics (Qty:2)
Intel - BD82HM55SLGZS - Platform Controller Hub - HM55 Express Chipset, 65nm
Simplo Technology - Battery Pack - Li-Ion, 6-Cell, 10.8V, 4910mAh, 55Wh
Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology - TS-L633R - CD/DVD RW Drive - 8x, Slim Internal Type, Tray Load, SATA, LightScribe, w/ Double Layer Support
HannStar - 6-Layer - FR4, Lead-Free, Halogen-Free
Delta Electronics - PPP009D - AC Adapter - 18.5V, 3.5A, 65W, w/ 6ft Cord & Velcro Strap
Darfon Electronics Corp. - NSK-HT1BV - Keyboard Assembly - Injection Molded Plastic Keys, Mounted on Metal Backing Plate, 3 Standoffs, w/ Interconnect Flex
Intel - 112BNHMW - WLAN Half Mini PCIe Module - IEEE802.11b/g/n, Contain Intel JC82544CDE Single-Chip Solution
Webcam PCB - Contains VGA Camera Module, & Sonix Technology SN9C233BJG USB2.0 Video Interface Controller
Enclosure, Main, Bottom - Injection Molded ABS Polycarbonate, Printed, w/ ESD/EMI Coating, & 16 Threaded Brass Inserts
Cooler Assembly - Aluminum Fins, Copper Heat Pipe, Stamped / Formed Electro-Galvanized Steel Fan Mount, & Stamped / Formed Metal Bracket, Painted, w/ 4 Spring Loaded Screws, & Thermal Transfer Material
Enclosure, Display, Top - Injection Molded ABS Polycarbonate, Painted, Printed, w/ 8 Threaded Brass Inserts
Synaptics - TM1382 - Touchpad Assembly
Direct Materials + Manufacturing $406.60
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.
Country of Origin / Volume Assumptions
Based on device markings, we've based our analysis with the final assembly 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 Ethernet connectors), 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 DV5-2230US has an overall component count of 1608 (excluding box contents), of which 1180 components reside on the motherboard.
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.