What goes into making the Samsung Chromebook?

Besides love, there are a bevy of components that goes into making the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. In fact, many of the leading names in technology have contributed individual parts to make the cloud-centric netbook come to life.

The techies at IHS iSuppli tore the 3G version apart and told All Things D that the total components used to make the machine is estimated at $322.12. Wayne Lam, the teardown expert said: “The lower overhead in hardware allowed Samsung more leeway on things that people will notice, like a bigger screen and a bigger battery.”

Samsung supplied the display which is 12.1-inches diagonally, and features an improved light-emitting diode technology that boosts its overall brightness. They also supplied the six-cell battery pack to provide an all day charge. Both of these components are the second and third costliest parts in the computer at $58 and $48.20 respectively. The motherboard is the most expensive at $86.37 and features the dual-core Intel Atom N570 processor, as well as chips from Texas Instruments, Intersil and Infineon. Wireless chips used in the Chromebook were supplied by Foxconn and Qualcomm.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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