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What was the total development cost for R&D/marketing as well? Is that being vectored into the price breakdown?
Probably not, it would cost a hell of a lot more if it was probably
whatever it is, it wont merit 1420 dollars difference...
Possibly Cliff. I'd imagine Google chucked a helluva lot of money to develop the project though...
Are we calculating dev work and r&r... yeah....
No--as you can see form the chart, it's strictly a materials breakdown. Even so, there's room for questioning I think.
Even if the parts cost $500, that's STILL a huge margin. It seems obvious though that consumer models are going to be far more cost-effective than this, and I guess it basically has to be in order for widespread adoption. There's definitely a significant early-adopters fee here.
and the total material cost of a painting is? this means nothing..
1420 difference, for a device with limited production since its in developemente and recent introduction.. with hundreds of workers, a lot of testing.. honestly i guess you get what you pay for
china could build it for usd$20 ... with 8MP camera + 1GB DDR2 Ram..
A painting is not a mass-produced product, and for that reason most people don't own one.
Sorry but I know myself and most people with common sense will not spend 1500$ for this.
Be advised the requirements to understand the technology will cost an individual more than 6,000 to learn the basics, but then again most people with a high school degree are able to figure that out eventually. The device is fine, its the applications I am interested in :)