yes, but remember... When you buy in mass quantity you get discounted rates. So say for the 1st unit "being the prototype" it cost 10k. But for the first 10000 retail units the price to make is 300-400 and for 10k-100k the price per unit is now 150. See where I am going...
Originally Posted by Cantaffordit
The more you make the less it cost, its the "I'll scratch your back, if you scratch mine" mentality. Because these manufactures know they will get more business if they make small deals while still making profit.
ON A SIDE NOTE:
I went to school for Computer Electronics Engineering. Component price to make the HP Touchpad is in the range of 125-175 per unit because of their bulk orders. Otherwise the component price for the HP touchpad would be in the range of 300-400 if they had only mad a few of them.