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Tuesday, 01 March 2011 10:55

Motorola Xoom BOM estimated at $278

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$33 more than an iPad
A cost breakdown of Motorola’s Xoom tablet reveals that the new toy is somewhat more expensive to produce than an iPad, but this hardly justifies its high price.

UBM Techinsights estimates the Xoom BOM (bill of materials) at $278, or $33 more than a similarly spec’d iPad. However, the Xoom costs about $70 more than a comparable iPad, which sounds quite bad considering Apple’s traditionally high markup.

Xoom’s cameras, something the iPad lacks altogether, cost $14. The 10-inch 1280x800 screen costs $5 more than Apple’s screen and the Tegra 2 processor is also pricier than Apple’s A4.

However, Apple’s new iPad 2 is just around the corner and it is expected to feature various upgrades while sticking to roughly the same price.

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-22 #1 dan 2011-03-01 12:12
Turdgra 2 pricey? Surely they have to GIVE them away, who wants Nshittia in their tablet?
 
 
+4 #2 Bl0bb3r 2011-03-01 13:03
Actually dan, as much as we dislike nvidia for their geforce line and the way they took as for fools all these years, Tegra 2 on the other hand is quite good, wasn't pushed down our throats when it was broken the the next versions will cover some nice features.
 
 
-1 #3 Naterm 2011-03-01 14:18
Actually, most of use like the GeForce line. I do, I like having a powerful GPU that actually functions in Linux.

Also, I don't see how nVidia 'took us for fools all these years'. If you mean how they've switched priorities from a mature, low margin market in desktop and laptop GPUs to a high margin, young market in selling HPC accelerators. Well, that's just smart business. AMD should have been their first, they had and still have to a large extent a hold on HPC CPUs. A lot of companies would have been very willing to buy GPGPUs from them, if they had any good ones.
 
 
+5 #4 Naterm 2011-03-01 14:20
I wonder what the people who constantly whine about Apple raping consumers and device prices are going to say to this? Get a clue, a company will charge whatever it can get away with. I think that maybe Motorola went a bit to far with that. The Xoom isn't worth ~35% more than the iPad.
 
 
+2 #5 madseven 2011-03-01 18:13
Quoting Naterm:
I wonder what the people who constantly whine about Apple raping consumers and device prices are going to say to this? Get a clue, a company will charge whatever it can get away with. I think that maybe Motorola went a bit to far with that. The Xoom isn't worth ~35% more than the iPad.

A little pricy yes, but way more bang for your buck compared to the ipad. HDMI, flash, dual core processor, camera, etc..Thats the same price for Apples top model..more features at the same cost..so who's raping whom.
Peter the extra features that I just mentioned thats not available in the IPad goes to show how much of a ripoff Apple is. To say that the price of the xoom is quite bad is not right..its justifiable. Also the xoom is $30 cheaper not $70 more expensive.
 
 
-1 #6 Naterm 2011-03-01 21:53
A year old Apple product that's getting updated tomorrow. I don't think most of the things you mentioned are really big deals, it's all in how the device functions and at this point the iPad functions better.
 
 
+1 #7 Fud_u 2011-03-02 02:39
I thought it cost more?

see article
http://www.pcworld.com/article/221111/Teardown_shows_Xoom_costs_more_to_build_than_iPad.html#tk.rss_news

Dispite the overpriced Xoom. I still luv it. However, I like it more if it has Flash.
 
 
+1 #8 madseven 2011-03-02 03:46
Xoom does have flash...its $30 cheaper than the top Ipad but $70 more expensive than the second top Ipad model (In Canada, which is where I live, the Xoom is $20 more expensive than the second top model-to which its being compared to- but is $80 cheaper than the top Ipad). Given the extras that Xoom has its price is more than justified than the Ipad. Ipad is a rip off IMHO. I feel sorry for those that love apple products. Its a nice product but not worth the money (neither is the xoom). both are too expensive. For what either company is asking, I would get a very good laptop that would provide more functionality than what these tablets offer. Also, I find it funny how the Cdn and Us dollar are almost at parity and apple charges $50 more instead of the $24.87 they should be charging.
 
 
-1 #9 oblivion 2011-03-02 11:46
:-x another piece of poor journalism.

you forgot to factor in the
-R&D cost
-Manufacturing
-Licensing
-Software
-Distribution
-Advertising
-Labor
-Tax

and etc...

if you are unlucky enough, you need a big fat check to pay for patent infringements
 

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