HP (?) seeded the "costs" of the build all over the place for something like $300 plus...I'm kind of wondering what the actual costs of the build is...
It cost $306.15 for the 16 Gb version, and $328.15 for the 32 Gb version. It is within just a few dollars of what it costs Apple to build the iPad. HP is basically taking a $200 loss on each and every one sold. Analysts are saying that HP has lost about $320 MILLION dollars on this venture, just in sales alone. Not to mention man hours for R&D, and the costs of setting up the factory to produce them.
The exact cost breakdown, for each individual part can be found here:
Edited by JohnWPB, 02 September 2011 - 02:42 PM.