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No, money down!  
The Asus Fonepad has a 1280x800 screen and a cheap plastic enclosure. Taiwanese labor is also very cheap. And even though they may not lose money you can bet that Asus margins are very low.   We're talking about the next Nexus 7 which will supposedly have a 1920x1200 screen which is more than 2x the number of pixels as the Asus (and the previous Nexus 7).   Can you point to any 7-8" tablet currently on the market at around $200 that have that kind of resolution?
Don't worry Android tablet OEMs will keep their profit margins. They'll just use cheaper more fragile parts, cut on workers salaries and worsen their working conditions.  
The sad thing is that some people believe or want us to believe that Google is actually doing this for the good of mankind.
I'm not sure you understood the point he was trying to make (using sarcasm).
Well of course Google can beat Apple to the market by releasing their high-res Nexus 7 several months before the retina iPad mini.   How many devices Google will have ready to ship? My guess is that they'll have only a few hundreds thousands at most.   And they won't care if the yields are so low that they don't make any profits or even lose money, because the Nexus line is all about rising the Android mindshare and getting people to use their services and see...
  Yeah that must be why Samsung put a 1280x800 screen in the Galaxy Note 8 (their $399 iPad mini killer)!    Edit: And in case you haven't followed the conversation, we're talking about putting a 2048x1536 7.9" screen in the iPad mini which is much more dense than 1280x800, and even the all mighty Samsung screen gods can't seem to be able to mass produce those yet.
Yes probably.   I think that there are two things that Apple has done in 2012 that hurt them by enabling negative stock manipulation :   - The fact that they updated all of their products at the same time at the end of 2012. Knowing that Apple usually has annual refreshes, it got some "analysts" to spread the idea that Apple had peaked and stopped innovating, because they knew very well that Apple would likely not answer back with new products until the later half of...
  Retina MacBook pros are about 220 dpi, much less density than the 320 dpi on a retina iPad mini. Yes the screens are much bigger but the RMBP are also much more expensive and produced in lesser quantities, and lower yields rates can be absorbed by the higher price. (It can also lead to lower margins, which can lead to lower profits. See last quarter results...)    The iPad mini is a low-margin, high volume product so Apple can't afford to have low yields on screens for...
The HTC one is a 4.7 screen. It's always much easier to produce small high-res screens than larger ones.
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