Monday, June 11, 2007

Where does my laptop come from?

What happens when you place an order for a laptop? I found this description on Gen X PC about ordering an HP Pavilion.

1. You place an order in the US for an HP Pavilion.

2. Your order is transmitted to a factory in Shanghai.

3. Your laptop is assembled in China from parts from all over the world.

4. Your laptop is shipped along with many others via freight back to the US.

5. Your laptop is shipped to you from HP within the US.

Scroll down on Gen X PC to follow the process with some graphics.

And there's even some information on who exactly outsources almost entirely (Dell, Gateway, Apple, and HP) and who outsources much less (Toshiba, IBM, Sony)