You plan on paying $699 for your Samsung Galaxy Tab, right? So that headline doesn’t feel very good does it? Sadly it’s the same for everything we buy. There’s always a mark-up. iSuppli claims that the Galaxy Tab only costs $205 in materials, while costing $215 to manufacture.
Cheap labor is par for the course. The most expensive part in the Galaxy Tab would be its 7-inch display and NAND Flash memory, at $57 and $51. This news won’t stop most of us from buying one, but it’s nice to have all of the facts anyway.