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Why are tablets costlier than net tops?

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January 29, 2011 5:37:32 AM

Comparing the tablets and net tops, can anyone tell why the price of a tablet is much higher compared to net tops.

For E.g the tablet is much costlier than the net top:

1) Tablet: Msi Windpad

10.1-inch d
Windows 7 Starter
Intel’s Atom Z530 1.6GHz single-core processor
2GB of memory
32GB SSD
6 hour battery life

Priced at 710$

Source: http://igyaan.in/2011/01/msi-announces-windpad-100w-a-w...

2) Net top: Inspiron Mini 10 (1018) Netbook

Processor
Intel® AtomTM N455 (1.66GHz/667Mhz FSB/0.5MB cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Starter
160GB4 SATA hard drive (5400RPM
1GB DDR3 SDRAM
Up to 7 hours and 55 minutes of battery life with a 6-cell battery

Priced at 300$

Source: http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-mini1018/pd
February 2, 2011 5:07:19 AM

It's all about the technology involved. Tablets have more advanced/expensive technology in them, not to mention the increased manufacturing costs. For example, looking at the two units you mentioned you the tablet has an expensive touch screen, more advanced hard drive, and more RAM.
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February 9, 2011 12:18:37 PM

Motherboards are the pricy parts of a tablet. Getting heat away from parts etc..
Oh and Tablets tend to have everything soldered on or integrated in the first place.
Netbooks Have 1-3 Mini PCI slots :) 
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February 12, 2011 2:13:27 AM

:hello:  So can we conclude that tablets have a more newer technology than net tops. Once tablets become mass produced and sold, they will become cheaper in the months to come. :bounce: 
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