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A Teardown Analysis of the Compaq Presario 1275 Notebook

Published: 24 July 2000

ID: G0086224

Analyst(s): Michael Hai L. Nguyen


Based on a physical "teardown" of the Compaq Presario 1275 notebook computer, this report contains a complete electronic and mechanical bill of materials with part numbers, manufacturers, quantities, package types, device descriptions, and current and forecast costs; a thorough electronic and mechanical analysis with design and manufacturing trade-offs; assembly and manufacturing costs; and annotated figures of all printed circuit boards.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
    • Evaluation Methodology
    • Observation Note
  • Compaq Presario 1275 Notebook Computer Executive Product Summary
    • Availability
    • Configuration
    • Cost and Competition
    • Design and Cost Advantages
    • Design and Cost Disadvantages
  • Vendor Sourcing
    • Processor
    • Core Logic
    • Cache
    • Memory
    • Graphics Chip
    • Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
    • Floppy Disk Drive (FDD)
    • CD-ROM Drive
    • Touch Pad
    • Keyboard
    • Power Supply
    • Warranty
    • Software
    • Publications
    • System Observations
    • Card Assessments
  • Packaging/Manufacturability
    • Overview
    • Assembly
    • System Size and Weight
  • Product Observations
  • Assumptions
    • Assumptions
  • Bill of Materials by Card Location
  • Bill of Materials by Major Subsystem
  • Card Layouts

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