Samsung Galaxy Tab Way!! Overpriced?

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    Have you heard about the Galaxy Tab being a great tablet for a great price? Well I guess we are just finding out that the great price thing is not so great. After a quick run through of the hardware composite in the new Tab, iSuppli determined that everything the new Android tablet is made of would total around $205 dollars for Samsung to make. Now that $205 taken away from the $699 BestBuy is asking right now for T-mobile users is a huge margin. So the question of what the heck are we paying for comes in.

    I think the price includes, like Phandroid said; workers, research and development costs, factory maintenance, software development, marketing, distribution. Regardless that is still a pretty high price, and is something similar to what Apple is being charged for every iPad sold, so it is not as bad of a thing to do.

    Do you think this price is actually fair for us to be paying, or could they bring it down to 499 like Apple has?
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    definitely way too expensive....
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    Bring it down to $499? Huh?

    I've never owned an Apple product and yet, at $499, I'm buying the iPad.

    Try $300. $350 max. Let it compete with netbooks and small laptops like the Dell 13.
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    I guess it's not a dual-boot. mistake. Hope there aren't other mistakes on this.
    TEGRA 2 baby! and Capacitive.
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    I'm not an expert by any means but I think the price is set high so the break-even point will be low. I don't think Samsung expects this to be a huge seller. As for 'is it a fair price?', any price we are willing to pay is fair - I'm just not willing. I hope it doesn't end up sinking the Android tablet market if people gravitate to the better known product with the higher acceptance factor (i*ad).
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    i think it is expensive
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    In response to beejaycee, I think that's exactly what will happen. Samsung in the tablet world is an unknown.

    Ironically all the press around the time of the iPad launch claiming it was just a large iTouch worked in it's favour as it was already a known quantity, so Apple could easily ask the premium.

    For me, $350-$400 would have made the most sense: it's more capable than the most expensive e-readers, but not a known quantity like i*

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    It has been confirmed that the Sears ad is real and there are now YouTube Videos of these devices in use by new owners. The units are indeed Tegra 2 250 as well as running 2.2 and 512MB RAM. No 3G/SIM but Wifi and MicroSD card slots are in it.
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    Overpriced to the point of being sickening. I'm all for paying for the "toys" I like, but when it starts to feel like a rip-off they can keep it...
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    Well, colour me corrected. It shows they're out of stock... Now with good reason!

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    I'm holding off on an Android tablet til GB comes out.... supposed to be more optimized to run on the tablet platform.... 2.2 is not built with tablets in mind.
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    wow. that is overpriced. is it confirmed that the wifi only version is coming? i hope that's $499 at most. they
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    Samsung missed the mark here. The Tab looks much more professional than the iPad and is a much better size for a businessman I believe. For multimedia, go get the other device if you want that--or better yet, wait for an Android version to come out.

    They could have competed but they will not with this price-tag. Very unfortunate.

    I would seriously consider this if the price dropped to $399 wifi version only (with my DROID tethering to it when needed).
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