Saturday, October 20, 2012

Google Nexus 7: profitable at $199

Google/Asus are not loosing money on $199 7" tablet, neither is Amazon on Kindle Fire...

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The real marketing genius is $16 model, that cost just a tiny bit more to make, and is in higher demand for %25 higher price.

Samsung Chromebook: ARM vs Intel

New Samsung Chromebook and Samsung Series 5 550 head-to-head | ZDNet

New Samsung Chromebook is based on ARM CPU, and it costs $250.

Previous model was based on Intel Atom/Celeron, for price of $450 (there is also a model for $350).

More efficient ARM made possible to have smaller battery and less memory,
resulting in more usable and more affordable device.

Let's hope Microsoft will take this lesson and start pushing "netbook style"
Windows RT devices also... Chromebook-like Windows RT for about $300 would be great.

That would be much better answer to iPad than Surface is, since price IS important,
and while "touch" is nice, keyboard is even more.

Is there a profit for Samsung in this price?
Here is review by iSuppli Previous model was about $500 when released, and cost of components was about $330. Not as profitable as phones or tablets, but still better than laptops.