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Motorola Xoom Vs iPad: Real Costs Revealed

If you are planning to pick up the Motorola Xoom, you are probably interested to know the following details, as it has been revealed what the actual cost of components are, and as you will probably expect – they are significantly cheaper than the final retail price.

As reported from Phandroid, the components price breakdown has been analysed by UBM TechInsights and they have concluded that the actual price of the Motorola Xoom is $278 – which is obviously pretty different from the $799 price tag that Motorola are commanding for the 3G version of the Xoom.

UBM TechInsights have also provided the components cost for the 3G Apple iPad, and we can reveal that the price is $245, just slightly cheaper than the Xoom.

What do you think about this? It does raise an eyebrow or two when you think that Motorola are taking around $500 of profit from every Xoom they sell, although we’re guessing that other factors also contribute to the $799 price. Will this affect your decision in any way to pick up a Motorola Xoom over the next few weeks?

We feel it shouldn’t since the device is an excellent piece of kit with great hardware specs. Don’t forget that Apple’s iPad 2 event is just hours away, we’ll keep you covered on what is announced live.


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    What sucks also sucks big time is the need to buy at least one month of data service from Verizon JUST TO ACTIVATE THE WIFI FEATURE on the Motorola Xoom. That is so not cool. Whip out your WIFI model already Motorola.


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