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Old 1st February 2010, 16:18   #1
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Default Apple makes $200+ on each iPad

According to BroadPoint AmTech analyst Brian Marshall, Apple will make upwards of $200 on each iPad sold to cult members. The bill of materials for the cheapest $499 SKU with 16GB of memory and WiFi connectivity is $270.50. Even when service costs are added, the cost ends up at $290.50. It gets worse with pricier models. The $629 SKU with 16GB and 3G costs $306.50 to build. The 32GB model with 3G costs $322 to make, but it will sell for $729. This is a 55.1 percent margin, something you rarely see in drug trafficking, let alone the tech industry.


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Old 1st February 2010, 17:06   #2
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Holy ****
Chances are these prices won't stand long because most people seem to realize that they are way to expensive for what they have to offer.
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Old 1st February 2010, 18:45   #3
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I hafta disagree,

There are to many Apple fanboys out there that will buy the latest and greatest from Apple on a whim - regardless of how absurd the prices are.

Crazy but true

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Actually; for the basic model the price is not very bad. You get some sort of PDA / tablet thing, with very decent battery, silect, good looking, ...
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Actually; for the basic model the price is not very bad. You get some sort of PDA / tablet thing, with very decent battery, silect, good looking, ...
http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:ASUS%20E...r:199637 1705
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Half the battery lifespan, about the same specs but with keyboard. And seems to be more expensive.

I'm not impressed.
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http://www.exopc.com/fr/exopc-slate-comparer.php

also too expensive, but an alternative to iPad except for the battery lfie
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Half the battery lifespan, about the same specs but with keyboard. And seems to be more expensive.

I'm not impressed.
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$499.99
Exactly the same as the iPad 16Gb Wifi model costs
and you get a lot more for your money. Netbooks with 8-10hrs autonomy are available, the only thing that is missing is an extra hinge and a capacitive multitouch screen so it won't take long before companies start shipping those. If companies start selling these for $500 then Apple might drop their iPad prices (since they have a large enough margin to do so).

As usual, they did start a new 'trend' and hopefully this will result in a lot new tablet pc's for a small price
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Old 2nd February 2010, 18:03   #9
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Plenty of better options, some low-voltage models at $500 and many cheaper netbooks to choose from.

Try one with better battery life for $200 less. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152142
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