Thinking of buying a tablet for the holidays? The world’s top tech companies sure hope so. How much they’ll make up front from that purchase varies quite a bit, according to preliminary teardowns by IHS iSuppli.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi only/16 gigabytes)
Materials: US $165
Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi only/16 GB)
*Less intellectual property, manufacturing, and other costs. Source: IHS iSuppli (Figures are rounded to the nearest dollar. Prices are as of 6 November 2012)
This article originally appeared in print as "The Cost of Christmas Tablets."