A new consumer survey says the iPad isn’t quite worth what Apple charges, notes “Fortune” (http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/12/02/how-much-is-an-ipad-worth/).
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster and his associates recently ran a small survey of 65 consumers who don’t presently own tablet computers, the story adds. They were shown a pair of competing devices — an US$629 Apple’s iPad 3G and a $599 Samsung Galaxy Tab running Google’s Android OS — and asked not just which one they preferred (the iPad won that bake-off 85% to 15%) but what they thought a reasonable price for each would be.
Munster reports that his sample group thought the iPad was worth about $417 — $212 (34%) less than its suggested retail price. The Galaxy Tab, by comparison, was worth about $283 — $316 (53%) below its retail price.