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7-inch Tablets Standard Price is Now at RM600

Posted on the 21 February 2013 by Gunsirit @gunsirit

google nexus 7 tablet android 540x334 7 inch Tablets standard price is now at RM600The Google Nexus 7

A Taiwan-based supply chain makers have reported that two main players of the tablet market, notably Google’s Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD have made it a mainstream standard for 7-inch tablets to be priced at US$199 (RM616).

According to Digitimes, sales of the Nexus 7 are expected to reach six million units before the launch of its latest model (second generation Nexus) in June 2013. Competition from both the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire has forced retailers to manufacture cheaper 7-inch tablet models.

Vendors such as Asustek Computer, Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Google have made it standard for their 7-inch tablet to be priced at US$199 (RM616) therefore white-box vendors may need to to produce cheaper 7-inch tablets than the branded ones, perhaps at US$149 (RM461). To cite an example, China-based Galaxy Microsystems has collaborated with Nvidia to launch a cheaper 7-inch tablet at US$160 (RM495).

Cumulative sales of the Nexus 7 have reached six million and are expected to reach eight million units before the expected launch of the second-generation model in June 2013, the sources said. The Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire have driven vendors to develop inexpensive 7-inch tablet models instead of 10-inch ones, the sources indicated.

[Source: Digitimes]

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