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    Seriously for that money, they could have put a bigger battery and still made profit.
    If this helped you hit thanks.
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    made me think.

    how much would GPS have cost really?

    less than 2bucks for the gyro, so why not include it in the Pre3?
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    HP is making roughly $193 and $271 off the 16GB and 32GB TouchPad sale, respectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deesugar View Post
    HP is making roughly $193 and $271 off the 16GB and 32GB TouchPad sale, respectively.
    well they need to pay shipping, layers, licensing, advertising and software development. plus bestbuy probably want a cut too.
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    So... what should be the price of the Touchpad? (Take into account that retailers want to earn money too).
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    Quote Originally Posted by deCorvett View Post
    So... what should be the price of the Touchpad?
    free to original Pre owners of course.

    I am surprised by the cost of the touchscreen though.
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    edit:

    its about the same as iPad but $30 cheaper than XOOM.
    Last edited by clevin; 07/06/2011 at 04:41 PM.
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    A Car Tune-up has $74 worth of parts. The mechanic charge you almost $200.
    Thats how business is done now a days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clevin View Post
    thats more expensive (roughly $30) than iPad and XOOM. how come?
    Better components?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deCorvett View Post
    Better components?
    aha, retract, see above
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    Quote Originally Posted by clevin View Post
    scanning through that list, what are the components that are better?
    I don't know, just asking. But there must be a reason.
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    Seriously, hardware is cheap compared to an engineering hour.

    Engineers pay + faculty cost + Overhead costs + Administrative Costs + Benefits + etc...

    One engineering hour can cost $130 (and that's actually really cheap). Now, lets add up the engineering hours required to design, manufacture, test, program, etc. a device as complicated as a tablet. So about 8+ months.

    I think I'm getting my picture across. Hardware is cheap, developing everything around it to work is not and needs to be recouped.
    I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.
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    I guess many of you have never have never have owned/operated a business. Just off the top of my head:

    1. Primary designs (hardware & software)
    2. Research
    3. Mock-up units & trials & testing
    4. More research, trials, mock-up units and testing
    5. Final product design with more testing/changes
    6. Line up Vendors, parts and assemblers
    7, Parts
    8. Assembly
    9. Distribution
    10. Overhead
    11. Warranty & returns
    12. Promotion & advertising
    13. Rebates (yeah, us early adopters)

    So subtract all of the above (probably many more I have not included) from the list price of the sale of the final product less taxes is HP profit margin.
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    Apple 32GB 3G iPad 2, had $325 worth of parts.
    The IPad 2 Gets The Teardown Treatment From ISuppli

    Both iPad 2 and TouchPad have a $10 manufacturing cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jovanny27 View Post
    A Car Tune-up has $74 worth of parts. The mechanic charge you almost $200.
    Thats how business is done now a days!
    That's how business was done always.

    I know, I know - crazy idea that somebody wants to be paid for the work they do.

    So - you yourself work at cost then. Cool - please let me know what you specialize in (not economics I'm sure ;-) ) so I know where I can get services at $0.

    Re above post about how much money HP makes: Consider R&D, marketing, retail, office overhead and taxes.

    Cost of the components is just the cost of the components - it's not the total cost.

    Retail will subtract a sizable percentage by itself - Best Buy (etc) doesn't like to stock, display and sell for free either.
    Pre -> Pre3 & TP32 -> Nexus 5
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    speaking of getting paid for the work you do - how crazy is it that manufacturing cost is only $10?! That's an hour or two of minimum wage here in the states. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barebuns View Post
    speaking of getting paid for the work you do - how crazy is it that manufacturing cost is only $10?! That's an hour or two of minimum wage here in the states. . .
    Just about a whole day for a Foxconn worker at $1.22/hour:
    Foxconn to raise employee wages again | Examiner.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by netwrkr9 View Post
    I guess many of you have never have never have owned/operated a business. Just off the top of my head:

    1. Primary designs (hardware & software)
    2. Research
    3. Mock-up units & trials & testing
    4. More research, trials, mock-up units and testing
    5. Final product design with more testing/changes
    6. Line up Vendors, parts and assemblers
    7, Parts
    8. Assembly
    9. Distribution
    10. Overhead
    11. Warranty & returns
    12. Promotion & advertising
    13. Rebates (yeah, us early adopters)

    So subtract all of the above (probably many more I have not included) from the list price of the sale of the final product less taxes is HP profit margin.
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    You mean HP is not a non-profit organization? <Insert losing money on the TP joke here.>
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