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Whoa: Amazon’s $79 Kindle Costs $84 To Make

Whoa: Amazon’s $79 Kindle Costs $84 To Make

That jaw-dropping $US79 price point on Amazon’s new Kindle just got a little nuttier: It turns out the thing costs a $US84.25 to manufacture, according to an exclusive report to Mainstreet by serial gear teardowner iSuppli.

The iPad Costs Apple As Little As $US229.35 To Build

The iPad Costs Apple As Little As $US229.35 To Build

The $US500 16GB, Wi-Fi only iPad costs Apple less than half that to build, according to a recent component breakdown from iSuppli. And for the 64GB 3G iPad, Apple clears nearly $US500 in profit. Here’s how it breaks down: