The Google Nexus 7 components look similar to the Kindle Fire when you bust it open according to IHS iSuppli. The Nexus 7 appears to cost $151.75 to build and it sells for $199. This means that the mark-up is decent, but not great for the bottom line. The higher end 16GB Nexus 7 sells for $249 and costs $159.25 to build. Andrew Rassweiler, the guy that led the teardown team at IHS iSuppli, said that Google would break even on the 8GB model, but would make a solid profit on the 16GB model.
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Jul 11, 2012