Samsung’s Chromebook Costs $334 To Build
According to a recent published report from IHS iSuppli, the Samsung’s Chromebook that is set to launch this week is calculated to cost a bashful of $334.32.
Here are some of the component prices calculated by IHS iSuppli:
- Motherboard: $86.37
- 12.1-inch LCD: $58
- Battery: $48
- 3G module: $42
- SSD storage: $28
According to Wayne Lam, senior analyst of IHS iSuppli: “The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is every bit a full-sized notebook PC—just don’t call it that.”
The Samsung’s Chromebook will retail for $500, so i guess it’s just right considering that its components costs is totalled just over a hundred bucks. Plus, consider its exclusivity as it will be the brand’s first ever Personal Computer to run Google’s new, fully-featured Operating System.
I guess what makes this Samsung’s Chromebook affordable is that the company doesn’t have to worry for chartering fees to Microsoft for a use of Windows, since it will run Google’s OS.