iSuppli Tears Down Nexus 7, Costs Roughly $151 To Make
iSuppli recently got their hands on the upcoming Nexus 7 tablet from Google. The Nexus 7 is a lower end 7-inch tablet from Google that runs off of a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and sells for $199 (8GB). iSuppli did a full teardown of the Nexus 7 and found that it costs roughly $151.75 to make the 8GB version and $159.25 to make the 16GB model.
iSuppli noted that the internals on the Nexus 7 are extremely similar to the Kindle Fire, another popular 7-inch Android tablet launched late last year. The only major differences between the two tablets is that the Nexus 7 has a faster processor and a higher resolution display. iSuppli also noted that the Kindle Fire costs roughly $18 less than the Nexus 7 to produce. This shows that the Kindle Fire will be given a run for its money when the Nexus 7 hits the market as the two tablets are the same price.