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.
June 26, 2009
Pricing - The HP Pavilion MS208CN is sold specifically in China (hence, the ""CN" denotation) for approximately $600 USD.
Availability - China (PRC)
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.
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
Materials and Manufacturing $443.06
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.
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.
Here is a summary of the major subsystems and components in the HP Pavilion MS208CN All-in-One design:
- AMD - AMD Athlon X2 - ADJ6850IAA5DO
- 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
- SMPS Controller - Richtek - RT8206BGQW
- Clock Generator - Silego - SLG8SP628V
- 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)
- SODIMM DDR2 - 2GB, 800MHz, PC2-6400 (Qty.2 ) Hynix - HYMP125S64CP8-S6
- 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)