Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Dec 2011 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Cheap Android tablets are all over the place, and generally not any good. They often have resistive touch screens instead of capacitive ones, are slow, or have no access to the Android Market. For Ice Cream Sandwich, MIPS Technologies is trotting out its existing Honeycomb tablet - which, you guessed it, uses a MIPS processor - licensed to Ainovo. For some reason, that makes this $99 tablet with capacitive screen kind of interesting.
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RE: seems I was right
by JAlexoid on Tue 6th Dec 2011 01:03 UTC in reply to "seems I was right"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

10" tablet with proper screen, 8/16Gb storage and a good ARM SoC still costs about $260 to manufacture.

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RE[2]: seems I was right
by unclefester on Tue 6th Dec 2011 03:28 in reply to "RE: seems I was right"
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2007-01-13

10" tablet with proper screen, 8/16Gb storage and a good ARM SoC still costs about $260 to manufacture.


Try $120. Tablets with this hardware already wholesale in China for well under $150.

A Tegra 3 quad core SoC currently costs less than $25.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nvidia-Tegra-3-Costs-Between-15-25-1...

High end quad core tablets are expected to be <$300 within six months.

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RE[3]: seems I was right
by viton on Tue 6th Dec 2011 16:36 in reply to "RE[2]: seems I was right"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

>> Tablets with this hardware already wholesale in China for well under $150.

Are you joking or just don't see anything behind the numbers?
Cheap china tablets are unusable crap stuffed with Rockhip, weak batteries and cheap plastic.
Sorry, but even Archos things are million times better than that "tablets".

A good quality display cost is comparable to this entire tablet.

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RE[3]: seems I was right
by JAlexoid on Wed 7th Dec 2011 00:45 in reply to "RE[2]: seems I was right"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I don't need to "try", I actually know.
Sure with the most crappy panel, soft plastic and so on. A capacitive panel is still rather expensive.

Rockchip, Via WonderMedia and Amlogic devices are are cheap, anything with a proper CPU is much more expensive.

You link to an article that says how much Tegra3 costs, without any mention of how much actual devices cost. Next time try contacting an actual Chinese manufacturer for a quote. I use quite a few contacts that I have left from my career in procurement.

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