I never understood why the Nexus 10 was so expensive. Looking at 1st generation models only, until price cuts began the 32GB Nexus 7 had a MSRP of $249 I believe. The Nexus 10 with the same 32GB had an initial MSRP of $499, double the 7 inch version (16GB versions were ultimately $199 and $399, also double)
I understand the larger screen with better resolution and the different CPU will account for some of that difference but to be double the price never made sense to me.
If you look at some other tablets that have different sizes available (Nook HD/HD+ $40 difference, Kindle Fire HD and 8.9 HD $70 difference) it seems those prices differences were never as large. Not looking to briung up the iPad and iPad mini but even their price difference isn't as great.
I wanted a larger tablet but could not see spending $400 or $500 for the Nexus 10 so I ended up with a Nook HD+ (yes only 9" but still larget than 7") for 65% less.
I doubt the new Nexus 10 will have a price cut, if anything like the Nexus 7 2 it could have a price increase. Pricing themselves out of contention IMHO. Having said that a $100 price cut is good but a bit late since this will be one gen behind in a matter of weeks.
^I consider the Nexus 10 priced at lower than competitors back then... Asus Transformer was priced around $499 for 16gb, iPad 3rd Gen/4th Gen 16gb was also $499, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 was $499 for 16gb, and the list goes on... when Nexus 10 was out.
I personally don't think a major price cut will happen to Nexus 10 as it didn't really have a huge price drop on first gen Nexus 7 when Nexus 7 (2013) was released.
You realize google subsidized the cost of that tablet. When it was first released, it had about $600 worth of hardware selling for $500 (or even as low as $400 if you went to 16 GB). It was the first tablet to support Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), and the first one to have that high of a pixel density. The Nexus 7 (while great) didn't have all the bells and whistles (especially the screen) that the Nexus 10 had.
That being said, I'm excited for the new Nexus 10. Whatever the specs are, odds are I'll purchase it once it's released.
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