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.