Notebook Computers: Fair Market Value Analysis (2001-2005)

January, 2006


This special study gives detailed information on notebook computer configurations, performance, and fair market values (FMV) by vendor over the last five years. Vendors include Dell, IBM (Lenovo), HP/Compaq, and Toshiba. Data includes historical average unit cost, cost/GHz, FMV decline curves as a percentage of list price, and discount practices, Technology buyers will find this a valuable source of information for accurately forecasting the residual value of laptop computers in use today or planned for aquisition, maximizing the useful life of equipment, and developing purchasing and leasing strategies. (111 pp., 25 figs.)