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Galaxy Tab costs $205 in parts, Samsung to sell 1 million units

By Emil ยท 10 replies
Nov 5, 2010
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  1. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a Bill of Materials (BOM) of $205.22, compared to the $264.27 for a 16GB 3G iPad, according to iSuppli. When the $9.35 manufacturing cost of the Galaxy Tab is added in, the combined materials and production cost amounts to $214.57.

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  2. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    Pretty cool to see the brake down of parts for a tablet (the galaxy tab is a tablet, right?).
    Also interesting to see just how close the price of this tablet compares to the 3G iPad.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,735   +825

    So what is a reasonable asking price for one of these then? I understand they need to pay for R&D they put into it, advertising, assembly, packaging and shipping, etc. and a little profit (because your a business, your in business to make money) in the end, but I can't imagine in the end that is worth $600+
  4. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223


    Get this, if you really want a shocker. The AUD and the USD are at Parity at the moment, and yet in Australia this is going for, $999 .... Can you say highway robbery?
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,515   +1,975

    It's going to be same as it was with the PS3. Very expensive at lunch and in a few years the price will drop to incredibly low prices. (all except the IPAD which will continue to cost too much)
  6. thedrelle

    thedrelle TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +12

    You have to expect them to turn a profit on these things, and that doesn't change down the line either. as the price drops, so does the cost to produce them.
  7. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,659   +320

    I think they will ask for what they think the market can sustain. Once all the early adopters shell the big bucks, the price will drop.
  8. dlen

    dlen TS Rookie Posts: 32

    I saw it yesterday in a shop. I wasn't impressed. The screen looks very blur and colours are faded.
  9. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    I'm pleased to see that there are companies at least trying to compete with apple, but they seem more of "just good enough to get in on this thing" rather than "do it better"
  10. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    Apple will be still the leader on tablet market.
  11. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    Pretty cool analysis. We would like to see similar spec at below $300. Possible no?

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