You know all those sub-$200 7" tablets? Apparently its hard to make profits on them
1. yyuu1000 (Posts: 199; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
Well I have a nexus 7,it is a very good tablet it should be easily 300 but that 200 dollars price is hard to make money off, I have accessories for it.
15. cezarepc (Posts: 714; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
I have a Nexus7 too as well and my accessories are worth around the same as my tab (Seidio active case, sony walkman headsets, ArmorSuite)
2. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Accessories, and money spent at the Play store.
3. biophone (Posts: 1910; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
This is good for google because the low price devices are getting people on the internet. The nexus 7 really pioneered this space. Other companies had to follow. I can see why google wanted it to trend this way. This is why the nexus 7 was created.
13. AppleIsGod (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
No, that credit goes to the Kindle Fire.
14. biophone (Posts: 1910; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
That's true but the kindle fire was kinda more of an ereader first tablet second. Nexus 7 was more of an Internet device
5. biophone (Posts: 1910; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
It's only a good deal if it fit your needs and does what you need it to do.
6. vincelongman (Posts: 4104; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Low profit on each sale, but they will defiantly sell much more. Therefore they probably make a very similar (or maybe better) profit than if it was higher priced.
11. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
In some cases it can be a good deal. But you have to be careful what you wish for... At a breaking point (varies from company to company) companies will try to widen the profit margin a little more by trimming quality components and build standards.
When you pay more for a device it's not always guaranteed you're getting your money's worth -- but when you pay less, you are always getting your money's worth (aka crap)
7. 14545 (Posts: 1459; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Well, it's kinda hard to buy accessories that don't exist. I mean ASUS released the dock like 6 months or longer after the tab itself. I think the case they produced was like 1-3 months. I mean if you are going to release something, have the accessories available on day one.
9. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Remember, Apple doesn't know how to make a $500 computer thats not a peice of crap. So sayeth Steve Jobs.
10. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
This segment is all but dead. Look up supply side economics and you'll understand why this model is unsustainable
12. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Apple sold around 7 million more ipads than last quarter of last year, and they still made the same amount of profits.
Obvious observation: The ipad mini's margins are lower than the ipad2 or the ipad4.
16. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
Apple is greedy!
17. martinlosha (unregistered)
Give them for free.....