The majority of the costs in the $US599 32GB model went to the display technology, which accounted for $US134 worth of the total price. Other significant costs included those for RAM, CPU and battery. The $US499 16GB model had $US296 worth of parts (and a $US10 manufacturing cost). Ultimately, HP is making roughly $US193 and $US271 off each 16GB and 32GB TouchPad sale, respectively. [iSuppli]
HP Touchpad Has $US318 Worth Of Parts
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