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How much are gadgets really worth? The teardown…

39462 M Master of the ‘teardown’, Eric Pratt from iSuppli Corp. specializes in stripping down gadgets and finding out how much they’re really worth…The Mac mini which retails for $499 is actually worth $283 in parts and labor. The 2 Gig iPod Nano retails for $199, but is actually worth $103 in parts and labor. The most expensive component is actually the iPod Nano’s 2 Gigs of memory. Eric finished up with a G4 exclusive teardown of the Game Boy Micro which retails for $100. The actual cost of the Micro is only $44. The screen on the GB Micro is actually the most expensive component. Link.

2 thoughts on “How much are gadgets really worth? The teardown…

  1. I wonder if the analysis by iSuppli takes into account the massive quantities that Apple is selling? Presumably the sales volume enables Apple to secure even better pricing on the components.

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